State of the Humanities 2022: From Graduate Education to the Workforce
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Job Satisfaction among Humanities Doctoral Degree Holders, by Employment Sector, 2019
Humanities PhDs working in industry or business were markedly less likely to be satisfied with their jobs than their academically employed counterparts. Humanities PhDs working in the commercial sector were also less likely to be satisfied than industry/business-employed PhDs generally. Humanities PhDs working in the government sector were the most likely to report job satisfaction.36
- 36Ibid. The sample size was too small to produce a reliable estimate for humanities PhDs working in the not-for-profit sector.