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Doctorate Degree Entry Level Careers and Jobs

Explore Careers and Jobs Predominantly Filled by Those with a Doctorate Degree, having 1 year or less of work experience - All On One Page

Sorted by median annual U.S. salary, including % with Doctorate Degree, and % with 1 year experience (or less).


This page will take you through 4 steps, relative to an Doctorate Degree, to (1) Select an entry-level career, (2) Find active job listings, (3) Prepare for the career you chose, and (4) Provide web resources specific to the career you chose.

Step 1: Select a Career: You will be presented with a listing of Doctorate Degree entry-level careers. The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of careers below
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply browse the list of careers. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover entry-level careers that might be of interest.

Once you have identified a career of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as you wish. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the career you selected. Information includes core and supplemental duties, general and specific work activities, knowledge required, skills required, preparation required, educational requirements, work experience required, local salary information, certifications, professional associations, current job listings for the job selected along with multiple similar job titles, occupations with similar capabilities and interests (starting a career), and occupations with similar skills and Experience (changing a career).

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that will provide detailed (updated) links to occupational information specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career

Scroll through the picklist (below). These are entry level jobs (1 year or less work experience) related to the Doctorate Degree level, with at least 30% of job holders having a Doctorate Degree. - 24 specific occupations are listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will then get links to active job listings for that specific occupation, and detailed resources to help you prepare a career path (ladder).
You can use this form two ways:
1) Enter a Keyword - As you enter a keyword, you will filter (limit) the listing to those occupations that contain the keyword entered
2) Browse the list (Don't enter a keyword) - You can simply browse the list of occupations. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover jobs that might be of interest.

Enter a Keyword (filter the list below)
OR - leave blank and scroll through the choices:



Select a Job Title - Sorted by Annual Salary -(scroll and Select) :
Listed: Career Title (% having Doctorate Degree) / (% having less than 1 year experience) / (Median Annual U.S. Salary)

Dentists, General / (81.44%) / (42.35%) / ($158,940)
Podiatrists / (72.66%) / (47.46%) / ($134,300)
Pharmacists / (37.41%) / (55.28%) / ($128,710)
Political Scientists / (76.66%) / (69.99%) / ($125,350)
Astronomers / (90.91%) / (33.33%) / ($119,730)
Optometrists / (95.24%) / (71.43%) / ($118,050)
Mathematicians / (58.33%) / (41.66%) / ($110,860)
Economists / (65.22%) / (56.52%) / ($108,350)
Environmental Economists / (48.14%) / (51.85%) / ($108,350)
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary / (80.80%) / (47.57%) / ($107,260)
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary / (75.95%) / (52.07%) / ($103,600)
Materials Engineers / (38.09%) / (38.09%) / ($95,640)
Physical Therapists / (47.13%) / (75.56%) / ($91,010)
Business Teachers, Postsecondary / (72.77%) / (32.45%) / ($88,010)
Sociologists / (77.27%) / (31.82%) / ($86,110)
Molecular and Cellular Biologists / (57.70%) / (38.46%) / ($85,290)
Audiologists / (100.00%) / (52.38%) / ($81,030)
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary / (56.56%) / (35.92%) / ($80,400)
Epidemiologists / (30.00%) / (33.33%) / ($74,560)
Chiropractors / (82.14%) / (31.30%) / ($70,720)
Education Teachers, Postsecondary / (89.86%) / (32.05%) / ($65,440)
Judicial Law Clerks / (72.08%) / (65.01%) / ($57,510)
Hearing Aid Specialists / (43.99%) / (42.87%) / ($52,630)
Orthodontists / (99.94%) / (57.92%) / (Salary Not Available)

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