If I am a PhD holder, and if the job that I am applying for is in the same (or similar) field as what my PhD education was about, would companies consider my PhD education as a "work experience"?
For example, there are some jobs that asks for a Master's degree or higher, as well as the 4-5 years of work experience. While I am not a Master's degree holder with 5 years of work experience, I have PhD in the same field as the job. I am trying to apply for Biostatistician position with Clinical Research/Pharmaceutical companies
Would companies consider my PhD education as something that satisfies the years of work experience requirement?