|Jan1-09, 11:26 AM||#1|
Physicist: Academic career or Science (Non-Academic)?
I am interested in being a physicist, but I want to know what kinds of careers most theoretical physicists pursue. If I want the opportunity to do research and further advance our knowledge and understanding of physics, should I pursue a career in academia? Would I get a chance to do that working for government or industry?
I know it's a somewhat vague question, but thank you very much for your help!
|Jan2-09, 01:50 PM||#2|
The most direct path, with the most intellectual freedom is academia. Generally once you branch out into industry or government positions the work has a more specific purpose, however lots of interesting work comes out of applied science.
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