I read a thread from a year or so ago. About research and engineering jobs being outsourced and what not. To be "greedy" americans when the most life changing research comes around, won't we want to be taking credit for it? Anyway, What branch (if any) deals with the construction and composition of atomic particles and energy and their uses. I've always been a big fan of energy. Say I obtain a PhD and it turns out oh man, though I worked my butt off to be cream of the crop i still cant get a job in R&D or an engineering job with a physics degree. Will there REALLY be other PhD jobs awaiting? I know Physics and Math Phds can work as quants and what not. Is it true that a physics PhD can get jobs not in physics? Call me hard headed but I really do want to pursue a PhD in physics..possibly even math. Most people say I won't want work in a non-physics jobs once I finish a Phd. But i think personally the basis and rigor behind it is worth it..as long as there is some sort of job. I Keep in mind that,seeing as how graduate school is practicly free i could always turn to the military as an officer scientist. I hear the Navy is having a hard time trying to get nuclear scientist who are qualified. I can see many physicist wondering why the heck? But I would like to help enrich society. Military R&D eventually reaches the public...? What do you guys think the science scene will be like in 2016..2020? I know these are huge prediction jumps..but? How do you think PHysics graduates will be getting jobs in other fields of work in those years? Years projected by estimated time to graduate and job finding and what not. thanks!