A PhD will provide you advancement in your career, usually a hefty salary differential, and prestige. You should thoroughly research career prospects before you commit to a program: some fields, such as the humanities, are increasingly glutted with PhDs, making it near impossible to land a job at all, especially if you are seeking a job as a professor. Other fields are expanding. Logically, if a field is growing in its need for research, and is connected with powerful policy decision-making, then a PhD in that field will be an asset. PhDs in economics, finance, marketing, and development studies, just to name a few, are solid bets for future job and salary prospects.
Apoorva Sikka completed her and degrees in Computer Engineering from RTU Ajmer and MNIT Jaipur (India). She is currently pursuing PhD at Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India. Her work is based on exploring recent machine learning technologies like deep learning to different medical imaging domains to perform tasks such as classification, delineation, synthesis. In past, she has devised a method using fully connected neural networks to perform brain segmentation of MR scans. She is working as a visiting scholar in canlab where she focuses on analysis of deep learning approaches applied to neuroimaging data(fMRI).