Future Careers Outside of Academia Infographic

Updated: Feb 26

Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 02/02/2021.


January's Stronger Together was all about non-academia and/or industry careers!


Academia isn't everything. There are PLENTY of rewarding careers outside of it. Careers in communication, policy, education, or something different altogether can use the skills you gained during graduate school.


Future careers outside of academia infographic - Infographic is split into four sections based on the Stronger Together modules; communication, policy, education and out-of-the-box. All text in post.

What non-academic career are you considering?


These are really just the tip of the iceberg, but to recap our modules:

For communication careers, we talked about becoming a...

Journalist, writer, podcast host, or in public relations!


For policy careers, we talked about becoming a...

Consultant, congressional researcher, policy analyst, or lobbyist!


For education & outreach careers, we talked about becoming a...

Teacher, museum educator, librarian, or zoo educator!


And our out-of-the-box careers included...

Non-profit CEO, translator, project manager, or administrator!

You can revisit the January Stronger Together modules on the What Can You Do With Your Degree? topic here, whenever it suits you!