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Can a physicist work as a rocket scientist?

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For an agency can a physicist be employed as a rocket scientist or he has to get a degree in engineering?
If not does he need to take some special courses to convert himself to a rocket scientist?
 

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For an agency can a physicist be employed as a rocket scientist or he has to get a degree in engineering?
If not does he need to take some special courses to convert himself to a rocket scientist?
The term "rocket scientist" is not very meaningful. There are all kinds of specialties involved in rocketry. Certainly someone with a physics degree could probably start out in one of the fields but it would likely be easier to move into it early on if you have an engineering degree
 
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