Category Archives: Jobs

Hot streaks – by scientific fields

By | July 12, 2018

HOT STREAK. There is data to show what career to pick if your only goal is to make an impact. Hot streak a period when a person’s performance is exceptionally high compared to the routine work. Federer had a long hot streak compared to other tennis players. Right now, Croatian soccer team is another good… Read More »

More college degrees, not so great earnings

By | February 3, 2018

Not getting the bang for their credit. More and more people are going to college than ever before, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into earning growth. Does college degree help in earning higher salaries? This data from The Economist highlights the extent of over-education in US and other developed countries. Between 1970 and 2015, the number of college… Read More »

Social skills pay

By | January 20, 2018

Teach them math but social skills first. Social skills play a much bigger role in job growth than math alone, based on this analysis by David Deming of Harvard University, for data spanning 1980-2012. As the world increasingly moves towards automation, the labor market rewards social skills more than other skills, even more than skills from… Read More »

Got PhD? What it pays during Post-doc?

By | January 15, 2018

Highly educated lowly paid. Post-doctoral salaries are even lower than the median household earnings in US, despite years of toiling to get there. Most people starting a PhD dream of working in academia without realizing the years of post-doctoral roles needed to get there. What they also don’t realize are the measly salaries despite such… Read More »

Got PhD? What does it pay?

By | January 14, 2018

STEM is strong. PhDs earn some of the highest salaries right out of college. But certainly not the same for men and women. This set of data collected by the National Science Foundation for those completing their PhDs in 2016 shows it matters a lot what field you specialize in. While business management PhD pays the… Read More »