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.