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Alternative energy career?

  1. Jan 17, 2016 #1
    Hello, I have been thinking about this for awhile and struggling with what I want to do so some guidance would be helpful.

    Right now I am studying astrophysics and I've been in love with it for the better part of a year being that I find a lot of interest in solving problems in physics and math. However, recently I've started to think more about what I want to do with my life and have decided that I would rather do something more practical and focus my attention into getting into the alternative energy field.

    The main reason I am writing this post is because I'm not really sure what to do to try to get into this field. Right now, I was thinking that I would be able to change my major to physics and take some additional material science or sustainability classes, but if there were some other things that I would be able to do to help my chances of breaking into the sustainable energy field some advice would be much appreciated.

    I don't know too much about the field, but I know this is something I would like too look into more, so if anyone has experience with this field additional information would be helpful.
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2016 #2

    russ_watters

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    Welcome to PF!

    The field of "alternative energy" is pretty broad and physics might be ok for it, but electrical engineering - and depending on the specific focus, maybe mechanical engineering - would probably be better targeted.
     
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