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Careers in finance

  1. Oct 21, 2009 #1
    I've heard that firms tend to hire physics majors because business majors cant do the necessary math. Whats the difference? Sorry i'm a noob.
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  3. Oct 22, 2009 #2
    Most often when people discuss physics and finance they're referring to quantitative analysts.

    There are lots of areas of finance though, and a few other jobs may qualify - actuary, for instance.
  4. Oct 22, 2009 #3
    For some jobs that's true. I work near a trading floor, and the section of the firm that I work has about half Ph.D.'s (physics, math, engineering) and the other half experienced computer programmers with masters degrees.
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