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PhD in Mechanical Engineering vs Physics?

by RogueWarrior
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Jan24-13, 09:59 PM
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Would a doctorate in mechanical engineering help at all? Would one be able to easily find a job as opposed to a doctorate in physics? In addition, which one would generally have the more favorable salary?

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Jan24-13, 11:22 PM
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a phd in MechE is great for jobs, depending on what specialty within MechE you choose. there's alot of directions that have little to do with each other.
Jan28-13, 03:33 PM
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You sound like you'd be much better off just going into industry. For the vast majority of industry mechanical engineering jobs a PhD isn't much use.

Jan28-13, 05:26 PM
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PhD in Mechanical Engineering vs Physics?

If your PhD is part of a research project sponsored by a company, then both you and the company will get a few years to learn about each other, that might lead to a job offer.

But there's no guarantee of that happening, and if it doesn't - what Shaun_W said.

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