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    Physics M.S. Program in Physics

    Degrees are purchased, knowledge is free. If you need to purchase a master's degree, do it in CS, but take your electives in applied physics courses. Usually you have latitude to make substitutions on required courses with concurrence of the department chair. This will let you avoid the...
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    Jobs with a lot of free time.

    Most industries that have field service or test jobs have flex time, or several days on/off (not always weekends, though). You can find this sort of thing in any industry that has round-the-clock operations (transportation, logistics, hospitals, utility companies)
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    Jobs with a lot of free time.

    Where are you in Canada? You're well qualified for any entry-level software position in the US. The problem is that we are in a world recession. Start by looking at http://www.bls.gov/lau/, there's a list of unemployment rates by US state on the right of the screen. For canada, try this link...
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    Jobs with a lot of free time.

    Choppy: Gulp. It's really, really sad that physics students are so completely out of touch with reality about their employment prospects. You're titled an engineer in the US if you have a physics degree in aerospace and software and technology companies. The PE license isn't required for...
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    Jobs with a lot of free time.

    You need to take a cold hard look at your situation. Most physics graduate programs are desperate for qualified students. There are no "deadlines" if they really want you. "not this year" is a nice way for them to say "never". Employment in a dead-end job is going to be a huge strike against...
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    Engineering Which one is better ? Engineering Majors Dilemma

    All the big engineering companies have offices in Los Angeles. You're in a great place. I'm in NoCal.
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    PhD decision: Applied Math vs Aerospace Engg.

    If you want to stay in the Sunbelt or West Coast, go to UT. It'll also give you more flexibility in finding employment to have both AE and math/comp sci degrees.
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    Engineering Which one is better ? Engineering Majors Dilemma

    I work for big company where we recruit SLO engineers because the education is incredibly practical. Go either SLO or UCLA. Do CE or Industrial Engineering. Recruiters don't know what an environmental engineering degree is.
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    Physicist or Engineer?

    I work in the aerospace industry, and about half of the people I work with who are titled "system engineer" have physics degrees. The pay is the same as the folks with aerospace, electrical or mechanical engineering degrees. The physicists are prized for ability to solve complex...
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    Can I pursue an MBA with a BS in physics?

    A combined program might have merit in balancing out the workload from the real classes. I found the MBA classes an order of magnitude easier than any physics class. It was possible to get through all of them without studying. The MBA is really a degree in psychology; it's about the brand of...
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    Schools Any Thoughts on Aerospace Engineering Universities

    Go to a school in southern california. All of the aerospace companies are there. It'll make a huge difference to you for summer jobs and at graduation. If that's too far from home, look for an ABET school with a big aerospace employer in town. Another option is to do the first two years at...
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    Can I pursue an MBA with a BS in physics?

    I have B.S. physics and MBA in international business. A biophysics degree is not a B.S. in physics. Biophysics is usually regarded as a pre-med degree. Business school will see an applicant with a biophysics degree and no work experience as someone that couldn't get into med school...
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