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If you have completed your master’s degree in programming, then why not continue your education and get your PhD? PhD courses are very intensive but provide useful information. In addition to being especially useful educationally, they can also make your resume look much more appealing to employers.

This article will explain some other reasons why you might want to get your PhD in programming:

Accelerated Courses

One of the main reasons that people avoid completing their PhDs is the length of the courses, which is typically around three to four years. Now, however, there are a number of course providers who offer a 2 year PhD program that can be taken online. This makes PhD courses much more accessible to people who have other commitments, such as work or parenting. If an accelerated course appeals to you, then you should definitely look more into it.

Intellectual Advantage

Completing your PhD will give you an intellectual advantage over other people in your field, with whom you might be competing for work. A PhD is the highest level of degree that you can achieve. Not only does this mean that you will be smarter than your co-workers or competitors, but it also means that you are far more qualified.

Additionally, your PhD course will give you the opportunity to dive deeper into programming, learn more, and explore areas that you may not already be familiar with.

Python Language

A lot of the work that you will be completing for your PhD will be centered around Python, a high-level programming language. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, from procedural to functional programming, and is one of the easiest programming languages to learn, but one of the hardest to master. An advantage to completing your PhD in programming is that you, unlike those you may work with in the future, will have mastered it.

Career Network

When completing your PhD, you will meet a lot of other people who work in the same field as you, from students to lecturers. Even if you aren’t actively looking for work, building a career network can prove to be especially useful in your future. Your name may be considered for jobs that you haven’t even applied for, as well as fellowships. You will meet the world’s most elite programmers, with whom you may collaborate on future projects. It will also make it easier for you to write a book about programming and will give you the connections to get it published.

career network

Professional Research

When you complete your PhD, you will be a professional researcher. This will allow you to apply for professional research work, which is very highly paid and satisfying. You can work as an academic researcher or as an industrial researcher. Working as a researcher in academia will give you the opportunity to teach students, also.

Challenging Yourself

If you have already completed your master’s degree, then why not challenge yourself some more and go for your PhD? Setting your mind to something and achieving it is one of the most satisfying things in the world. If you can push yourself to complete your PhD, then there’s absolutely nothing that you can’t do.

Credit Where Credit’s Due

When you work for a company, you sign your work away to them. As a researcher and throughout your PhD, the work that you complete will be entirely yours. This work can be released for public use, and that will result in you being cited, quoted, and credited in other people’s work.

There’s no other qualification that’s quite as prestigious as a PhD. If you think that you have what it takes, then why not go for it? The only thing that’s stopping you is you.