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Physics I am getting my Physics BS, what jobs can I get without grad school besides teaching?

  1. Dec 17, 2011 #1
    I am getting my BS soon, I'm okay with going on to get my Masters if I want to do Medical Physics, but I'm not too keen on getting a PhD. I do not want a teaching job. Can anyone explain life after college to me if you want a job not in teaching or grad school? I'm pretty clueless.
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2011 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Re: I am getting my Physics BS, what jobs can I get without grad school besides teach

    Go into industry :).
     
  4. Dec 17, 2011 #3

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    Whatever jobs you apply for. You may be more or less qualified for certain positions.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2011 #4
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    I wouldn't assume a physics B.S. can easily find a teaching job (even if it's because it's what you don't want to do). Most high schools want an education degree and a teaching certification (even most private schools). Community colleges mostly require a Masters in physics.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2011 #5

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    I don't know where you are located, but that's not true where I live. High schools here prefer Physics BS (however, at the K-8 level, I suspect what you say is true). The teaching certificate is also required, unfortunately, which is 2 years of wasting your time in California. Private schools don't require a teaching credential here typically, or at least that's my understanding.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2011 #6
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    I agree, most high schools seem to require that now and it amounts to getting a minor in education. What a big waste of time, after looking at the curriculum for such an accolade at my university I almost refuse to do it because I see it as a waste of time.

    Feynman didn't need such frivolities <.<
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 #7
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    Feynman also a) did not teach at the high school level and b) requirements for teaching high school were much different 50+ years ago.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2011 #8
    Re: I am getting my Physics BS, what jobs can I get without grad school besides teach

    What about setting up a business. I have a Masters and I was a teacher now I run my own bike shop. I spend my days fixing bikes and I like it.
     
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