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Job outlook for a physics degree

  1. Aug 21, 2012 #1
    Hello,

    My name is John and I live in the cincinnati area in Ohio. I am a senior this year and I am going through the process of finding a college and choosing a major. Initially, I was dead set on a biochemistry degree. However, through research and looking at facts and figures the salary for this major seems quite low. However, physics has always shared a big piece of my heart. I have seen a lot of good average salaries for this field. Can anyone attest? Essentially, I just can't see a physics major getting a job in cincinnati Ohio. I need help! I have also considered engineering due to coop and high job placement. I just need some feedback.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2012 #2
    Know that most people who get physics degrees never end up in a physics field. So make sure to consider that when you are looking at statistics.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2012 #3
    So essentially you won't even end up doing physics. What would you suggest as a major? I love biology but more specifically biochemistry. However I do not see high salaries. Furthermore, there are not nearly as many coop opportunities as engineering.
     
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