What is Employability: Definition and 22 Discussions

Employability refers to the attributes of a person that make that person able to gain and maintain employment.

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    Job Skills Possibilities of a Career in Physics/Engineering

    I live in the SF Bay Area. I graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in Engineering Physics from UC Berkeley. My college experience began with me failing to actually sign up for orientation, and then contracting tonsillitis which lasted my entire first semester. The combination of these two things...
  2. F

    Physics Career Advice For Final Year Physics Student (UK)

    Hi Everyone, As the title suggests, I'm looking for some career advice. I want to go into software development (but feel free to suggest any other areas where I might be a good fit, I've also been looking at risk analysis positions). I have experience in a bunch of different areas but it feels...
  3. R

    Job Skills How do I make myself more employable?

    Hey, Lately I've been reading a lot about how to get employed with a STEM degree and I see two opposite things. 1. People with science/engineering degree are highly employable. 2. Lots of STEM graduates with either a bachelor degree or PhD struggling to find a job. I am going to start my...
  4. grandpa2390

    Job Skills Best Programming Language to Learn for Employability

    It looks like Javascript is the way things are heading. But I've also seen C++ and Python recommended. I don't want to waste time and energy; I've done enough of that. Any job I get will probably be based on my having a 4 year degree (STEM preferred and no gpa requirement) and programming...
  5. LilyWillows

    Physics Employability with a degree in theoretical physics vs physics

    Hi! I'm currently in my second year of a five year integrated masters degree in physics. When applying, I chose to study just plain physics as I didn't really know what I wanted to do and I didn't want to limit my options. However, for the past year and a half, and honestly before that too, I've...
  6. W

    Engineering Bachelor of Engineering -- Importance of Grades

    Hi, I am a 3rd year on my B.Eng Chemical Engineering in the UK. I would like to know if possible, if big employer companies,worldwide, look just at the final degree mark, or at all marks from the transcript? What about for smaller companies? Thank you, William
  7. VoloD

    Job Skills Revised: Importance of Degree and University for Jobs

    In my experience, it seems that going to a better (ie more rigorous) school is not worth it in the long run. I went to a state public university (I live in the US) than is well known for its science and engineering programs. I earned my BS in Physics, but I was no longer interested in...
  8. A

    Cosmology - Is it a smart choice?

    I am interested in studying cosmology or physics during university (as an Australian) and hope that this can lead on to a job further involving cosmology. What are the chances of actually succeeding with this endeavor and is there any chance of employment as an Australian?
  9. T

    Employability in physics after PhD

    I'd like some of your honest opinions about the outlook of employability in physics after getting a physics Ph.D. Would you advise someone who is a double major in electrical engineering and physics to go after a Ph.D in physics; assuming they want to end up working in physics, academia...
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    What to do during physics degree to improve job prospects

    I've just completed the first year of my physics degree. After probing several threads on the subject of job prospects, the outlook from many on here is very bleak. During the summer I've already started learning more mathematics and intend to improve my ( admittedly very basic) programming...
  11. M

    Engineering The Truth About Nuclear Engineering vs. Physics (Employability)

    Hey everybody, so I've been going through a bit of a dilemma and have done a kind of ridiculous amount of personal research on this including talking to people and looking at jobs/programs etc. I'm looking for another opinion, hopefully unbiased (disappointingly difficult for me on this it...
  12. Z

    Employability of various physics fields

    Hey guys, I was hoping to pick the brains of some of you more experienced students and professionals. I have roughly 2 and 1/2 years left before I receive my B.S. in physics and the farther along I get in my studies the more I realize that there is a lot that I still don't know, go figure. For...
  13. trollcast

    Chemistry Jobs / Employability with Chemistry / Physics degree?

    I'm just wondering about the above 2 degrees (or possibly physics and something like applied mathematics or computer science as a double honours) and what sort of outlook there is for jobs and variety of jobs out there. I'm interested in the areas of science that are working to produce new...
  14. Hercuflea

    Engineering Employability of PhD - Engineering vs Math

    I want to get a PhD no matter the cost, so I have been trying lately to figure out which exact field I should "major" in in graduate school. I will be graduating with a mathematics B.S., but my main interest is in nuclear engineering (I am taking pre-req NE classes and will be doing a summer...
  15. M

    MS in Physics VS. MS in EE - in terms of employability

    Hi, I am currently an undergraduate student of electronics and communication engg. in India. I have been extremely interested in physics since high school. I was planning to go for graduate school in physics. But I read a lot about the job prospects with a physics Ph.D. and considering...
  16. Greg Bernhardt

    Wisconsin's manufacturing lacking candidates with basic skills of employability

    I was reading my local cities online newspaper and found this little gem of a story about what is ailing the manufacturing industry in the Midwest region. http://www.jsonline.com/business/milwaukee-7-will-work-to-polish-manufacturings-image-133080973.html Basic math! Shows how important it is...
  17. Pengwuino

    Engineering Employability of nuclear engineering PhD

    What is everyones opinion on the future employability of a PhD in nuclear engineering? I am planning on going to Georgia Tech's nuclear engineering department and I'm curious as to the employability in industry of such a field. I am hoping to work on fusion/plasma physics and I assume industry...
  18. K

    Engineering Masters of engineering physics and employability

    I'm currently working on my bachelors in engineering physics and mathematics. I plan on getting a doctorate in particle physics but decided to get a masters in something engineering related that won't take me too far off the path physics. That way, I can make sure I get employed after I graduate...
  19. S

    Improving Employability for College Students: UK Elec. Eng.

    Hi, I'm a college student in the UK whose half-way through his Elec. Engineering degree. I quite enjoy my field and I get quite good grades (so far, I have scored first class in all of my courses except one.) and have a overall average of 82%. However, I'm quite worried about my prospects when...
  20. C

    Programs Choosing between Majors/Minors (Employability)

    This is my first post here, and I hope to regularly contribute, though the majority seems to be well above my intellectual level at the moment. I am currently an undergraduate freshman Physics (BS) and Mathematics (BS) double major at a very small private school. I am currently taking Calculus...
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    Would a year abroad during my undergrad degree increase my employability?

    I'm about to start a 4-year Masters degree in Physics at Imperial College London, which supposedly includes a Year spent in Europe, working on a research project. Recently however I am beginning to doubt myself as to whether it is worth spending that year abroad as I will have to spend a...
  22. M

    Engineering Employability of A.S. Degree in Engineering Science

    Hi, I'm looking for some input from industry professionals on the employability of an individual with only an Associate's Degree in Engineering Science from a Community College. Generally this degree is meant only to get you into a 4 year school so you can finish a bachelors, but it involves...