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Physics Career path for particle accelerator engineering?

  1. Jan 12, 2017 #1
    I'm currently in year 12 (studying IB with hl physics, maths and chemistry) in the UK and am starting to look at uni courses. For a few years now I have been absolutely fascinated by the particle physics/quantum side of physics. At the movement I would love to work in research in this sort of area but I'm also interested in a career in engineering and regularly change my mind on which I would most like to pursue. I'm trying to keep my options open and recently I've been looking at things that combine these areas such as the engineering behind experiments such as the LHC but cant seem to find anything that tells you how you would actually get into a career in this area. Would you need a degree in physics or a branch of engineering? Thanks!
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    I work in this area. I have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Many of my co-workers have Ph.D.s in Physics and many others also are Engineers.
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