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Career Guidance, Where to look, What to look for.

  1. Nov 28, 2012 #1
    I am a physics major at Wabash College. I am going to graduate in the spring with a BS in physics, but I have no direction for where to go afterwards. I enjoy physics, looking at the rules and structure of the universe and figuring out how it works. I would, ideally, like a job where I can be a problem solver, but I don't have anything more specific in mind. I have no plan on going to grad-school.

    I was simply looking for guidance as to what field of occupation to look into. What kind of job looks to employ a person who is good at logical thinking and problem solving?

    A little about me: I am not particularly outstanding when it comes to gpa or experience, but i am very good at problem solving and logical/lateral thinking. I feel like i could be good at any job I find, but I have no idea what to look for. Any help is welcomed.
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  3. Nov 28, 2012 #2
    With a B.S. in physics you are probably going to be looking at the same pool of generic jobs that any B.S. holder can apply for. There aren't really any jobs that are well suited for a B.S. in physics, so you just have to slug it out with the rest of the majors. If you are lucky you can out compete an engineer for an engineering job. Otherwise, compete with the business grads for a bank teller position or compete with the psychology grads for a social service position.

    Physics majors just about always get the degree to go into graduate school for a PhD. That is the only job that a Physics B.S. really prepares you for; Physics PhD student. If that is not something you want then consider graduate school for something else. You really need to some type of graduate degree in some type of specialty to make you physics degree marketable.
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