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In the first part of the article, it is about the traditionally difficult entry for spiritual scientists. However, digitalization also offers new opportunities.

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Digitization and its opportunities

The ambiguous occupational attitudes - the few employers look for a Germanist or a philosopher - have the advantage of being universally applicable. A Jurastudent is usually also a lawyer, which applies to biologists, physicists and dentists. As a spiritual scientist, the professional fields are further developed. Many come to journalism after graduation, or work in public relations and PR. Publishers, agencies, theaters and other cultural institutions are often workplace for Germanic people, historians and political scientists. Welfare is widespread among mind scientists, especially in the field of editorial, editorial and translation work.

In the meantime, however, fields for which scientists originally did not plan to open themselves open up for spiritual scientists. Industry and the economy are now increasingly coming back to graduates of the humanities, since the skills, which are trained in the course of studies, which are above all demanding writing and public speaking and presentation, are not sufficient in disciplines such as economics, computer science and business administration. Especially in the commercial sector, in terms of advertising and marketing, the number of spiritual scientists is increasing.

Many paths lead to success

In the end, the different paths to professional activity lead to the fact that, in principle, spiritual scientists offer themselves good prospects for the future, although admittedly they need something longer than graduates from other disciplines in order to find the adequate space for them. On average, credit for graduates of arts subjects is lower than those of other disciplines, but perhaps the money is not the measure of all things.

For those who have no idea of ​​the future of their profession at the end of their studies, the opportunity to delay this decision-making process can be delayed. But that should be well thought. What is initially perceived by a person as a kind of stance, to take the foot off the gas, to breathe through, to clean up the trunk and to plan the further journey, soon develops into a tunnel, at whose end not the breath of a light beam is. The fat years are definitely over.

Why a doctorate?

Why should you consider a promotion at all? Perhaps this is the reason why the title of the doctoral lecturer does not only contain a huge amount of knowledge and diligence, he is also simply a coveted companion in naming. And obviously he presupposes a long-term study.

But if you do not aim for a clear definition of the term in your studies and become a dentist or physicist, what can you do with all the other doctoral degrees in today's professional world? So does the title hold what it promises?

Is a promotion really going on?

Depending on the discipline and the location, the degree of a doctoral thesis is between five and ten years. Anyone who, for purely time-strategic reasons, should take the path of promotion in the hope that an apple will fly from the tree of knowledge at any time, should avoid this martyrdom. Five-year studies have nothing in common with five years of work on a dissertation.

The most striking difference is that you have neither time nor money. As a student, parents or children feel responsible for a relatively worry-free life, and personal stress is kept within reasonable limits during a workload of 20 semester weeks. The doctoral work usually finances the parents only if they are called Rockefeller, and therefore you have to take care of the funding yourself.

A promotion well superior

While it is customary in the scientific field to promote in one place, doctoral degrees in the humanities are extremely rare. You can, of course, try to get a scholarship, but this is not easy either. In the end, many people only have the opportunity to go to work and this costs a lot of time, which increases the duration of the doctoral program.

Sure, "Doctor" sounds pretty cool, but for prestige reasons, you should not do this on any account, because the complexity of a dissertation will kill you if you do not consistently tackle this project.

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