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Job prospects for physics?

by Sean1218
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Sean1218
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May20-11, 10:42 PM
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I've decided against pursuing a career as a university professor after seeing how low the odds of actually making it are.

If I were to still study physics (undergrad at least, I will do a master's and/or PhD if necessary), how are the job prospects (chance of getting a job, job security, salary) for industry and government jobs? I'm mainly thinking about jobs that are at least somewhat related to physics & science.

Thanks for the help.
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nlsherrill
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May22-11, 08:51 AM
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Not as dismal as you may think. I don't know who posted it, but I am sure its easy to find....it was a chart of 2007(I think) physics B.S. graduates and where they were a year later. Of the ones who went for jobs, it said(I think) that 90% of them had a job. Again, dont quote me on that but it didn't look bad at all.

Check this site out.

http://www.physicstoday.org/jobs/


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