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Best Career Move

  1. Feb 11, 2015 #1
    If I were to decide that I did not want to go through with a PhD in physics and go into academia, what would be the best career path job security/pay wise. Hypothetically I graduate with a BS in physics with research experience, would it be better to go to grad school for some other field (say ee or compsci), or would I be able to get a decent job with just a physics degree.
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  3. Feb 11, 2015 #2
    Where do you live? Do you have the terminal degree-type of BSc or the preparing for grad school/PhD type?

    Look at the companies you may be working for.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
  4. Feb 11, 2015 #3
    Most people find it pretty challenging to get a job they actually want to do with only a BS in physics. Do a search for numerous threads on the topic.

    The list of potential careers that include your going back to school is very long, and you'd need to give us a better idea of what you might want to do before we can dig into it.
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