I am a PhD student in sports management and just contemplating my career choices. Before starting with PhD I was so clear about my career choice, but lately, I am having second thoughts.
See, PhD is extremely relevant in the academic and research world, but will it benefit me if I choose a different direction? such as something in marketing or sales? I mean what will be the worth of PhD in those fields?
You should feel lucky enough that you are getting a chance to do it. I agree with above user that many students don’t even get a chance to do it, and I am one of them. So, please don’t stop doing it and it will help you in your future.
Do consult with your peers and supervisor before coming to a conclusion though.
According to me, PhD is for personal growth as you learn new things while doing it. Don’t just think you shouldn’t do it because it will not help you in academics.
I think if you are getting a chance to do it you should definitely do it.
I don’t think you should do PhD as there no need to do it for Sports Management. You can also do your dream job with a masters’ degree only.
I hope you know that PhD is the most reputed course and many students are there who don\’t get a chance to do it so, apparently, it\’s worth doing it, irrespective of the field you choose. Maybe it will not benefit you in the initial stages but will surely help you in the long run. I would like to suggestyou one thing, that if you do not find PhD interesting enough to pursue, then you shouldn’t.