outof curiosity what is the path to getting a job teaching physics if one has a bachelors degree in physics. I ask as I am currently at a point where I could get a physics bachelor next year at the end of my 3rd year. however I would have a lackluster gpa at about a 3.2, with a number of holes where it counts for a physics major. However if I stay till 4 years that would be significantly higher, and I would have fixed said holes, and I probably would go on to a decent grad school. on the other hand if I forced myself through to graduation at the end of next year it would save me on the order of 30,000 dollars. And I should be qualified to teach highschool physics and have enough where it counts to get a job. Is there any advice out there on what is required in general for a physics teacher, and what the differences between different states is? personally I would like to teach either in california or somewhere on the east coast.