Infographics Friday: Humanities Career Outcomes

Today’s infographic is from the research done by L. Maren Wood, reported in The Chronicle and in 4Humanities, on the career outcomes of Ph.D.’s in history. Wood researched the careers of history Ph.D.’s who graduated from 1990 to 2010 (taking every other year) from Duke University, Ohio State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California at Santa Barbara, four top-tier programs. Wood found that 27 percent of the graduates from these programs are working in a range of industries other than academic research and teaching. Head over to Wood’s website to see charts of career outcomes for each of the four institutions, as well as charts showing the percentages of Ph.D.’s from each department who hold tenure-track jobs.

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