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Is getting a PhD in physics a good idea?

  1. May 24, 2013 #1
    I am going into my senior year in high school, and I have been gradually trying to narrow down my choices for what to do with my life after high school. I have a passion for math and science, and have been debating becoming a physicist. My only hold ups are the job opportunities, and salary. Any information or opinions will be appreciated.
     
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  3. May 24, 2013 #2
    I think it's a great idea for me. But maybe it is or isn't for you. It's too early to say whether or not you should get a PhD especially if you haven't even taken physics classes yet.

    Did you see this pinned topic?
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=240792
     
  4. May 24, 2013 #3
    I have taken physics this year and loved it, my favorite class of the year. Did fairly well in it to. (A first semester, B+ second)
     
  5. May 24, 2013 #4
    Just take a look at that thread. Physics in high school is nothing like getting a PhD in physics or even a BS in physics.
     
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