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Applied mathematics and physics major.

  1. Sep 16, 2014 #1
    I'm currently a double major in applied mathematics and physics, but I'm not exactly sure what I will be doing after I graduate. I will graduate in about 2 more years give or take, and I just started my 4th year in college (I transferred into UT so things are taking longer but this was my dream). What are my options after I graduate with those two degrees? I chose these degrees because they are of high interest to me and I believe they can be applied to many different fields or careers. However, finding a job might seem difficult since many employees do not explicitly go looking for math and/or physics majors. In light of this, I've been considering going to grad school for engineering and I wanted to know if it was feasible to get into one with an applied mathematics and physics degree (preferably here at UT as well). Not to mention that I really like engineering; Tony Stark has always been a role model for me. Anyways, if that won't work out, I'll probably go to grad school for applied physics. Hopefully after getting a masters, I'd like to start a tech/energy company. So yeah I didn't really organize my thought very well but that is what I would like to do. However, if this proves to be difficult I'd like to know if I would be able to find a job somewhere after college.

    P.s. Who can highlight and distinguish the fields in applied physics and engineering. I know what engineering is, what exactly do you do in applied physics?

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