I'm nearing the end of choosing a physics graduate school to attend and the decision is coming down to what research groups I'm interested in. My area of interest is in biological physics but I'm not quite sure whether I want to do computational or experimental work. A major factor in choosing what group and specialty is my career outlook after graduate school. Is there a way to gauge how my career outlook will be after graduate school based on the research area? The computational work would likely include Monte Carlo simulations which have applications in many other fields but I'm wondering about postdoctoral biological physics positions. The experimental work would likely be on membranes with biomedical applications. Should I try to find out which is more likely to land me a decent postdoctoral position? Is there a way to even do this? Of course there is also the worry about the dependency on the institution at which you earn your PhD.