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    Physics Switching Career from Information Technology to Physics (National Labs) after 40

    Many thanks f95toli, It does appear to be a supply demand issue in US vs Europe. Let us see if we can get some hiring trends over last 3 years in US. Europa is clearly where a lot of Modern Physics originated and with CERN/Higgs/LHC a lot is going on there. Are there 3 or 5 year hiring...
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    Physics Switching Career from Information Technology to Physics (National Labs) after 40

    Could some of you advise on this ? While we continue to explore/discover more information and trends on the PM jobs, this alternate also seems to be a nice blend of engineering, IT and Physics and has relevance for national labs. Is there any data available (formal/informal) on the US...
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    Physics Switching Career from Information Technology to Physics (National Labs) after 40

    Dear TMFKAN64: I would certainly go by the fact that most of the folks you see in your org are PhDs as that is "real data" but is there a way we can get statistical data on national lab hiring trends over last 3 years that show data on lateral /experienced hires from industry, educational...
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    Physics Switching Career from Information Technology to Physics (National Labs) after 40

    Dear twofish-quant Thanks for a detailed response. Appreciate it. Online learning specially in Physics is very hard (I say this from my personal exp in taking one such course by a reputed state univ)- you completely miss out on peer interaction, lab discussions, joint problem solving that...
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    Physics Switching Career from Information Technology to Physics (National Labs) after 40

    Vanadium 50, Many thanks for your response. Interesting point you make on the skills needed around scientific project management. What skills are these? The major part of my PM work is around anticipating and managing the risks and implementing mitigations very proactively. There is...
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    Physics Switching Career from Information Technology to Physics (National Labs) after 40

    Dear TMFKAN64, Many thanks for such a detailed and candid response. I really appreciate it! In fact I am THRILLED to meet you online and learn that you have indeed made such a (not so easy) transition successfully. So in that sense it is comforting to know that I am not alone :smile: I...
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    Physics Switching Career from Information Technology to Physics (National Labs) after 40

    Dear All, I have read many threads on second careers including the excellent blog by ZapperZ "So you want to be a physicist" and then reaching out to you all for guidance. First, a brief introduction on myself: Industry Experience:  I am a US Citizen based out of the Northern NJ/ NY...
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