"Why I earned an Ed.D. instead of a Ph.D. in education" https://fortune.com/education/business/articles/2022/08/05/why-i-earned-an-ed-d-instead-of-a-ph-d-in-education/ "While most students who earn a Ph.D. in education go on to become professors or researchers, those who earn an Ed.D. have a wider array of career opportunities post-graduation." I don't know that this is true. Most do not become tenure-track professors. Not sure about other tracks (full-time NTT or adjunct). Too Many PhD Graduates or Too Few Academic Job Openings: The Basic Reproductive Number R0 in Academia Also, many Ph.Ds. find opportunities outside academia and research. Beyond the Professoriate. "Ed.D. career paths include primary and secondary educational leadership (such as becoming a superintendent or school principal), as well as higher education positions such as a dean, provost, or university president." Ph.Ds. are also superintendents and school principals too. “A Ph.D. essentially is research-focused; it aims to create new knowledge,” Vaughn A. Calhoun, assistant vice president and dean for the Center of Academic Success at Seton Hall University, tells Fortune. “But the Ed.D. is typically practitioner-focused using existing knowledge to problem-solve contemporary issues. It’s about how we can solve a problem, as opposed to how we can create new knowledge and disseminate that new knowledge.” I agree with this distinction. I am also glad he said "typically" because some Ed.D. programs are research-focused.