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Physics After Physics BSc

  1. Dec 4, 2011 #1
    First of all, I am sorry if this problem was discussed before, I haven't found it yet.

    I have recently finished my Physics BSc, and now I am a Physics MSc student. My BSc was in Applied Physics, but in MSc, due to the small amount of people studying physics in my country, I can only study Theoretical Physics in MSc, which for me is etremely disappointing, since I have no intention in working in academia, or doing any kind of theoretical research. My love for physics are simply not enough for that.

    I am thinking more and more about leaving the MSc, because I don't see that it would give me any advantage when I start to work, but I know, that a BSc degree is pretty worthless when it comes to applying for a job anywhere.

    I am quite interested in engineering, and even more in business analyisis, but I don't know if these are reasonable aims for someone with a Physics BSc. I don't really want to start with a BSc again, it would take for too long, and another 5 ys (3+2) of studying and I am already 22. I simply can't afford that financially.

    Some thoughts on Physicsist leaving for business field?

    ( one more thing. In my country there are simply too much people studying business-related stuff. Can a Physics background make me a better candidate for certain jobs, or is it a myth, that Pysicist are considered much better employees in business fields? )
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  3. Dec 4, 2011 #2
    If you are already with a physics degree...you probably have taken 75% of the classes that an engineer has to take as well as even more advanced math and physics. You would practically already be there
  4. Dec 4, 2011 #3
    Why don't you try for an MS in engineering or business? If business is a flooded market, maybe engineering would be the better choice. Also, may I ask what country you are in?
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #4
    Just out of curiosity, what type of undergraduate coursework is usually required to get into a MS engineering program? I'm graduating with a BS in physics, I can't find any info on what schools expect candidates to have taken beforehand...
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