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Job opportunity for a condensed matter physics

  1. May 25, 2013 #1
    Hello guys,

    I'm a senior undergraduate from China and I'm considering applying for a PhD program in condensed matter in United States.

    First of all, I'd like to know how hard would it be to get a relevant job in industry after achieving a PhD degree. Is there a demand for PhD or will I be rejected because I'm "over-qualified"?

    Secondly, which field of condensed matter will be more promising in the future?

    Thirdly, how hard would it be for a physics PhD to transfer to IT industry or financial industry? I heard that many such companies will hire physics students. What is the average salary if one works in IT industry of in financial industry in United States.

    Thanks a lot.
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