Select Career Path

Career paths for PhDs are ever changing. For ideas of possible academic and non-academic career paths, please choose for the list on the left. Here you will find information on a variety of careers from UAB alums and individuals closely associated with UAB that are working in these careers currently. They provide answers to career-related questions including the following:

  • How did you get interested in this career?
  • How did you obtain your current position?
  • What do you like most?  Least?
  • Has the career met your expectations?
  • Is there opportunity for advancement?
  • What skills are needed?

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