Hello, I come from Belgium where I did my Master in Physics. However, in this country, with this diploma you can only teach in schools (ages 15-18)... PhD positions are relativelly few and far between. As I did not wanted to teach young poeple, I searched for a PhD outside my country and I found one in Germany. So, I am currently doing a PhD in Theoretical Physics in Germany, witch is a completly different country where I discovered they was something outside of teaching. I still have two years to go, so I have time. But I was asking myself questions about my future. At first I wanted to continue in the academic research. I know it consists of doing several 2/3 years postdocs in the hope of someday finding a permanent position. However, I have heard that it is also possible to work in industries with a PhD. I have searched this forum without success, so now is my question: What are the perspectives of making a carreer outside the academia for someone like me? For your information, in my work I am doing more simulations and computational things that really playing with equations all day long. Also I am still quite young and I should have finished my PhD at around 24. Finally, I am disposed of going anywhere so you can give me situation either in Europe or the US (or somewhere else ^^). I hope I have been clear enough, and thanks in advance for your answer.