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RE: Mid Career Phd

MidCareerPhd wrote:

My field of choice is Machine Learning. I have a masters in that and I am a data scientist at a tier-1 firm based out of NYC with publications and industry certifications.

Choose your own adventure comment:

1) Are you a white male?
Yes - Skip to #5
No - Continue to #2

2) Are you willing to sacrifice 4-5 years of income?
Yes - Continue to #3
No - Skip to #6

3) Are you willing to spend the rest of your career catering to an oversensitive administration, entitled students, and admin work that pulls you away from teaching and research?
Yes - Go to #4
No - Skip to #6

4) Go for it!

5) You'll never get hired at an academic institution.

6) Forget about it.

(This is coming from a tenured professor).

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