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Job Skills Can a physicist work as a rocket scientist?

  1. Apr 30, 2016 #1
    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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  3. Apr 30, 2016 #2


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    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
  4. Apr 30, 2016 #3


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