or What to do after a BS in Physics. Education - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_D._Griffin Dr. Griffin holds seven degrees, and is pursuing his eighth. In chronological order of attainment, Dr. Griffin's degrees include: Code (Text): Degree Year Academic field University BS 1971 Physics Johns Hopkins University MS 1974 Aerospace Science The Catholic University of America PhD 1977 Aerospace Engineering University of Maryland, College Park MEng 1979 Electrical Engineering University of Southern California MS 1983 Applied Physics Johns Hopkins University MBA Master of Business Administration Loyola College in Maryland MEng 1998 Civil Engineering The George Washington University Dr. Griffin was also working toward an MS in computer science at Johns Hopkins University before being appointed as NASA chief. He has worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab and APL. Dr. Griffin has been a professor at various universities, teaching courses in spacecraft design, applied mathematics, guidance and navigation, compressible flow, computational fluid dynamics, spacecraft altitude control, astrodynamics, and introductory aerospace engineering. He is the lead author of more than two dozen technical papers, and is co-author with James R. French of the graduate astronautical engineering textbook, "Space Vehicle Design." ISBN 1-56347-539-1 Dr. Griffin is also a general aviation flight instructor and pilot, and part-owner of a small airplane. Dr. Griffin official bio - http://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/griffin_bio.html Work diligently.