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Is a job in physics possible? I have a bachelor's degree in geology

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Hello,

I have a bachalor in geology, (3 years in university - USTHB ALGERIA - GEOLOGY -mineral resources)
I want to get a job or an online job in physics/astrophysics/astronomy, how is that possible?
will getting online certifications help?
what are the things that i can do that will help me be a researcher or a teacher in physics?

thanks. :oldshy:
 
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Hello,

I have a bachalor in geology, (3 years in university - USTHB ALGERIA - GEOLOGY -mineral resources)
I want to get a job or an online job in physics/astrophysics/astronomy, how is that possible?
will getting online certifications help?
what are the things that i can do that will help me be a researcher or a teacher in physics?

thanks. :oldshy:
What makes you think you are qualified to be employed for a physics/astronomy/astrophysics job? If I give you a waveguide and ask you to map the EM field in that waveguide, are you able to do that?

Furthermore, how are you going to get that job ahead of people who have a background and degree in physics/astrophysics/astronomy? Don't you think there will be competition for that job? Why do you think you are more qualified than them?

Zz.
 
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What makes you think you are qualified to be employed for a physics/astronomy/astrophysics job? If I give you a waveguide and ask you to map the EM field in that waveguide, are you able to do that?

Furthermore, how are you going to get that job ahead of people who have a background and degree in physics/astrophysics/astronomy? Don't you think there will be competition for that job? Why do you think you are more qualified than them?

Zz.

well, have i said that i'm better than them? I dont think that I did.
I'm asking for the opportunities, how to be qualified to get a job in physics/astrophysics/astronomy :)
 
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well, have i said that i'm better than them? I dont think that I did.
I'm asking for the opportunities, how to be qualified to get a job in physics/astrophysics/astronomy :)
Get a PHD in physics/astrophysics/astronomy.

Zz.
 
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What KIND of job do you want? If you have an example of the job that you want, then the answers here would be more precise.

You don't necessarily need a PhD, but ZapperZ is obviously right that there are many people already in these fields that would be more qualified. That's not to say that YOU can't get qualified, but start by explaining what you want to be doing...
 
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What KIND of job do you want? If you have an example of the job that you want, then the answers here would be more precise.

You don't necessarily need a PhD, but ZapperZ is obviously right that there are many people already in these fields that would be more qualified. That's not to say that YOU can't get qualified, but start by explaining what you want to be doing...
Hey,

Thank you for being positive ^^
The kind of jobs i want are lab jobs, research physicist, a teacher.
As i said, no i dont think i'm qualified yet, so what i'm asking here is "how I can be qualified without getting more university degrees to get thses kind of jobs?"

Thanks.
 
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Hey,

Thank you for being positive ^^
The kind of jobs i want are lab jobs, research physicist, a teacher.
As i said, no i dont think i'm qualified yet, so what i'm asking here is "how I can be qualified without getting more university degrees to get thses kind of jobs?"

Thanks.
A PGCE in the UK is about 10 months and you can get a bursary depending on your degree classification, there may have something similar where you are.
https://www.britishcouncil.dz/en/about/jobs
There always seems to be a shortage of science teachers.

You dont fancy going for a MSc or something similar in geology? Its an interesting subject ..
 
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Planetary geology, astrogeology, and geophysics come to mind. You will need more schooling, but you are probably best to use your geology knowledge in combination with physics or astronomy. Good luck!
 
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Most physicists cant even get jobs in physics, so probably not.
 
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Teaching high school physics is your best bet. A buddy of mine is nearing the end of a long career as a high school physics teacher with a BS in geology. Often, one can get a high school science teaching certification with a BS in any science field, then the teaching assignments come down to the local principal. Some districts and schools have more demand for physics teachers than others.
 
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The OP stated that he/she received his/her degree from Algeria. Presumably, this is where he/she is seeking employment, unless further clarification is given.

So consider this when you are giving advice on what he/she may be able to do.

Zz.
 

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