Hello everyone! Months ago I went on this site and encountered several kids like me having trouble finding good jobs with a B.A. in physics. I just got my physics B.A. and am now working as an industrial mechanic for General Dynamics, a defense contractor. I know there's been a lot of talk on this site regarding jobs for recent graduates, and my heart goes out to those folks. I, too, struggled for around 3 months to find a loosely related job. I would like to encourage recent graduates to look into manufacturing companies, and to go to their actual websites. I know I spent a lot of time on websites like Indeed.com and boy did I waste a lot of time! As one who spent countless hours on that site I can pretty much guarantee recent graduates will not find a job on there. Once I started looking into manufacturing companies near me in Connecticut, it didn't take long before I found a decent paying, loosely related job. I'm praying for everyone out there like myself who was misled into thinking that a B.A. in Physics was a good idea. My advisors, parents, friends and acquaintances all told me I would be well to do with a physics degree. The USA is a leader in manufacturing, with lots and lots of good jobs and no one to do them. Machinists, welders, electricians, pipe fitters, steam fitters, and industrial mechanics all make decent wages and there are a ton of jobs here. People with a physics B.A. make excellent candidates for any of these positions, with skills ranging from circuitry, tools and machines, measuring and data acquisition, spatial reasoning, computer skills, math, and laboratory safety according to OSHA guidelines and awareness of material safety data sheets. I hope this helps my fellow recent graduates! Electric Boat in Connecticut is hiring something like 1500 people this year for these jobs manufacturing nuclear submarines.