However, there are scientific jobs that physics Ph.D.'s does qualify you for that do have incomes that are comparable with incomes for lawyers, doctors, etc. A lot of physics Ph.D.'s work in investment banking or high-end software development, where the salaries are comparable to doctors and lawyers. Also there are people that do software development that go into management, which also can give you pretty high salaries.I can understand that you want to earn enough to live comfortably, but you can do so with just about any graduate degree. The income of a physicist, while decent, is not comparable with the income of lawyers, doctors, etc.
As a dream that's fine. As a plan, you'll need to think of something to do if this doesn't work out.My plan is to get a BSc in physics, then get a PhD after that, then become a university professor, someone told me a professor at AUB (a university in my country) earns 10000 USD a month.
Depends on the place. There are physics-related jobs that pay more than doctors and lawyers.off course Physics job salary are less than medicine or lawyer..
Again it depends on the place. In the United States, intellectuals and Ph.D.'s aren't very much socially respected. Alexis de Tocqueville mentioned why, and that's because in the United States the idea that people should be equal means that people that have power because of their intellect aren't very highly respected, whereas people that are self-made rich are.Ps: i personally think that persons having a phd degree are socially respected..what you say?
Unfortunately, as I understand, what is so difficult is to find a permanent position in academia. Research centers are not that different, and indeed they are more sought-after by researchers since there you don't have to teach (and many researchers I've known don't like teaching). This is a global problem, since positions are so scarce that many people are willing to move to another country for an academic position. There are many, many threads in this forum about this, so just have a look to the archives.I think I'll work in a research centre if it doesn't work out probably in string theory since I plan to get a PhD in theoretical physics.
I thought he was from Mexico (and according to wikipedia, it was his father who was from Lebanon).the richest man in the world is originally from my country (Carlos Slim, Lebanon).