Hello everyone! I am finishing up my junior year as a double major in electrical engineering and mathematics plus a physics minor. I have done a summer REU in experimental particle physics and am currently writing a physics paper with a professor at my university. I think this up and coming summer I will do another physics REU. Can someone tell me, based on your experiences, what physics PhD speciality will give someone the best chance of staying in physics for the long term? When I say "staying in physics for the long term" I mean getting a spot at a national lab or even in a high tech industry and not being stuck on the post doc wheel that ends up spitting me into the insurance industry, not that there is anything wrong with working for that industry. I know from reading on this forum that the common response is experimental condense matter and accelerator physics. Can someone give me some specifics, such as if going into accelerator physics you could study beam dynamics or even work on making the hardware that actually detects the particles, but are one of these much more employable than the other? Basically, which subfield within a subfield are going to lead to someone being in high demand within the physics market place? Thanks for taking the time to read/respond!