Some of the skills we found on PHD Researcher resumes included "PHD," "Postdoctoral," and "Python." We have detailed the most important PHD Researcher responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an PHD Researcher. We found that 39.2% of PHD Researchers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 19.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most PHD Researchers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every ten PHD Researchers were not college graduates.
Those PHD Researchers who do attend college, typically earn either a Chemistry degree or a Physics degree. Less commonly earned degrees for PHD Researchers include a Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology degree or a Biology degree.
Once you're ready to become an PHD Researcher, you should explore the companies that typically hire PHD Researchers. According to PHD Researcher resumes that we searched through, PHD Researchers are hired the most by Meta, LA State University Continuing, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Currently, Meta has 63 PHD Researcher job openings, while there are 40 at LA State University Continuing and 31 at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Since salary is important to some PHD Researchers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Facebook, IBM, and Advanced Micro Devices. If you were to take a closer look at Facebook, you'd find that the average PHD Researcher salary is $141,873. Then at IBM, PHD Researchers receive an average salary of $107,994, while the salary at Advanced Micro Devices is $103,503.
In general, PHD Researchers fulfill roles in the Education and Health Care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the PHD Researcher annual salary is the highest in the Technology industry with $79,945 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Manufacturing and Energy industries pay $56,561 and $55,076 respectively. This means that PHD Researchers who are employed in the Technology industry make 57.8% more than PHD Researchers who work in the Education Industry.