The doctorate degree, or PhD, is the highest qualification included in the International Standard Classification of Education. Doctorate degree holders take research skills outside academia

The doctorate degree, or PhD, is the highest qualification included in the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED, level 8 in the ISCED 2011). It is also  unique because it bridges education with scientific research and innovation. Although the number of professional doctorates is increasing, in most cases they are qualifications acquired after several years of research leading to an original contribution to the scientific evidence base. The qualification rewards deep knowledge of  a specific field of research and mastery of research methodologies. It acknowledges the doctorate holder as a member of the scientific community and grants access to academia.

The data provided in the EDIF brief show that the employment opportunities for doctorate degree holders, outside research institutions, are very good. On average across OECD countries, the employment rate for PhDs reaches 91%, compared with 85% for bachelor’s and master’s degree holders. And, even more interesting, their employment rates in the private sector and government agencies are very significant in a number of countries. No longer are doctorate degrees simply entry tickets to the guild of university professors. Society at large increasingly benefits from the research skills and experience that these people have acquired.

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One thought on “The doctorate degree, or PhD, is the highest qualification included in the International Standard Classification of Education. Doctorate degree holders take research skills outside academia

  1. Can you please also provides list of those universities that provide distance learning. I am living in UAE and interested in PhD from USA via distance learnig but i saw 2 universities that are not genuine but they are still providing fake degrees. Actually i don’t want to waste my money on Fake Degree Programs.

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