A doctoral degree will certainly only help you to become rich in an idealistic sense. The first contract for a PhD position should have a term of at least one year - after which, graduates are rewarded with their first salary increase.
About one fifth of graduates decide to reap the benefits of a doctorate in pharmacy, Salary and career prospects gain a clear head start if graduate studies are followed by a successful doctorate.
Although there are positive signs of change, working conditions for postdocs in Germany remain difficult. Andreas Keller, director of the GEW explains exactly where the problems lie and what changes still need to be made.