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At a cross-road

  1. Oct 24, 2012 #1
    Hey all,
    I am a senior at a University here in california. I have 3 semesters left after this before i graduate. (5 year plan..) I am going to be getting a B.s Degree in "Professional physics: advanced study option".
    Basically they physics required for those intending on going to Grad school

    As of recently I have been wondering if Physics grad school is right for me. I seem to be understanding most things pretty well, though definitely not the best. Im starting to feel as though i dont fit in well with the physics types, which is odd as I am actually pretty good at physics. I feel as though i may want to try something else for grad school.

    What other options are feasible for a me?
    I am scared that if i go to grad school for physics i may leave and not have a good paying job (though money is not everything, i would like to be able to support a family comfortably), or I may get a job totally unrelated to science..

    Help me out please! just some ideas maybe... Is Med school an option? I love all science, very interested in health/bio as well. My Gpa is about 3.3-3.4, so i guess its kinda low =/.
    Ps. I read this and it made me worry
    http://wuphys.wustl.edu/~katz/scientist.html [Broken]
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  3. Oct 25, 2012 #2
    I wouldn't say med school is an option, but I'm not very familiar with it. One thing that is an option is engineering grad school. Are you at all interested in design work? It doesn't even necessarily have to involve machinery, it could just be you, a computer, and an orbital trajectory creator or something.
  4. Oct 26, 2012 #3
    I think it would be awesome to be an Md. Though I'm lacking some bio/chem classes.
    Im Interested basically in anything, so engineering seems pretty fun and better paying.
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