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Does having a PhD in Computer Science give you an edge in the tech industry? If so, in which field?

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Hi, °(p.q)° I'm pandaquests. I mainly write about software engineering and working in IT. pandaquests.de
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If you want to work in R&D or specific niches like optimized algorithms, embedded systems or graphics a PhD could be very helpful! Note that you'll be at the cutting edge and that these jobs involve more than just programming but math or bits of other disciplines in science.