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Physics Accelerator Physicist info?

  1. Apr 26, 2017 #1
    I looked on google for someone's opinion about this field, unfortunately, my search deemed unsuccessful as i found non other than jobs looking for accelerator physicist themselves. and this lack itself worries me. I would like to know more about this field, an explanation, for a simple minded human, of their work environments, how easy can they get a job, is it a dangerous field, is it hard, are they scarce, are physics lab agencies the only place they can work at, and what are their other career paths that they can consider apart from building accelerators?
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2017 #2

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    Have you read this?

    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/accelerator-physics-a-field-where-jobs-go-begging.410271/

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  4. Apr 26, 2017 #3
    Why do you think building particle accelerators is dangerous?
    There are of course necessary precautions when dealing with stuff like liquid helium and immensely powerful magnets,
    but then building anything, like a roller-coaster ride for example, could be dangerous if safety was not a consideration.
     
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