You've probably been asked a similar question countless times I presume but please just hear me out. I am currently in my junior year of undergraduate and majoring in physics. For some time now I have really loved doing physics and I enjoy it, mostly the theory. But is taking it further and getting a Masters or PhD in Quantum physics sensible if: I want to make good money. I do not want to work in academia and have no interest in teaching. Want to work in the industry, hopefully quantum computation, quantum electronics, materials science, solid state or other future areas of applications of Quantum theory. Now as you can see my requirements are specific, so after reading several other threads on here on similar topics I felt the need to make one for myself. Should I pursue quantum physics or join the rut and get a masters in engineering or something of the like? I would ideally love to work where I can think daily and see it applied(of course related to physics/engineering). Please consider the current state of the job market for applied QM, the reality of the field, etc. It would be of great help and this is the only place I know of where I can ask. Thank you, -Silver P.S I know it's not an area of specialization but hopefully you still understand what I'm looking for.