A PhD, short for Doctor of Philosophy, may help you secure a position as a college or university pro. Maximum output with some simple thoughts...
Make contacts in your field
Become involved in your academic departments club or honor society if one exists. If not, speak with your advisor or department chair about starting one.
National and regional conferences, such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), allow dedicated undergrads the opportunity to rub elbows with experts and contribute to the discussion.