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Physics Experimental physics as a career

  1. Jun 22, 2012 #1
    Hi, I have numerous questions concerning experimental physics..
    If you want to be an experimental physicist what can you study? I would like to study particle physics and quantum mechanics.. are they well involved?
    Also does anyone know if experimental physicists have a good income? what's the average salary? and what are your chances of getting employed?

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Jun 22, 2012 #2
    Modern physics is all involves quantum mechanics to some degree. The closest to pure quantum mechanics is atomic/molecular/optical physics. As you guessed, it has alot to do with optics. So how do you like optics?

    Particle has little to do with atomic/molecular/optical. That's mostly programming and statistics from what I understand.
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