I've always loved Physics. Now that I'm in University, considering Medical Physics as a future career is something I am seriously thinking about. I just had a few questions and was hoping the community could help me out. 1. Is a good, working knowledge of computer science required in this field, or is it just an advantage? How big of an advantage would you say it really is? How advanced should a person's knowledge of computer science be? 2. There are several different modules offered at my school that have a Medical Physics focus. The requirements in terms of courses also vary. Would NOT taking Linear Algebra put me at any real disadvantage in the future? Are there any other recommended courses for someone entering the field? 3. What are the job prospects for medical physicists both in Canada and the USA? What exact qualifications or licenses, besides a Masters and/or a PhD, are required in either countries? I've just been asking around, and seem to get mixed answers.