I'm currently in the middle of a Physics PhD program but I now want to drop out with a Masters. I'm considering a career as an materials engineer or EE, but I definitely want to focus more on using software than 'hands-on' work. I heard that power systems, signal processing, communications, acoustics, and image analysis are areas of EE that use computational methods. What about in other areas of EE, such as solid-state electronics, lasers and optics? I'm more interested in those fields. How can I get those computational EE jobs if I get my MS in Physics by doing research in computational materials science?