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    Did i screw myself over?

    I never took math beyond 9th grade geometry in high school. I got a degree in Kinesiology without ever taking a single math course. I decided at age 29 that I wanted to study Physics. I still have never taken algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, or even Calculus. I'm taking a 5720 level...
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    Financial problems after PhD?

    I don't see where the surprise will be? Will my wife and I feel it was a waste of time for sending her to dental school? Will we come to the conclusion that she should have just taken up a job as a receptionist at a dental office, that we would have been better off than we will with her as a...
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    Financial problems after PhD?

    My wife is graduating Dental school this spring. I was her patient the other day, getting a cleaning when I overheard a conversation in the chair next to me... It was a conversation between the Dr and patient that went something like this: "Yeah, I was looking into a school for ...... that...
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    Physics Mechanical enginering + astrophysics, what are the prospects?

    Engineering is so similar to physics for the first few years, I can't imagine you'll find it impossible to find a PhD program in Physics. If the Engineering programs really are recognized as much more intensive than the Physics programs and you fill your electives with as much physics as...
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    Financial problems after PhD?

    Degrees are expensive, but I don't know that I could find too many reasons for avoiding any kind of education because of expenses. Student loans pay for themselves. Physicians rack up huge student loan debt. As far as I know, most people don't consider physicians poor. The alternative...
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    Physics Mechanical enginering + astrophysics, what are the prospects?

    Ever hear of Ramamurti Shankar from Yale? He got his B. Tech in electrical engineering in India but received his PhD in theoretical particle physics here in the U.S. He has done rather well for himself without a physics B.S.: "Ramamurti Shankar is John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics at...
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