Hi, I am doing a Masters in theoretical particle physics (in Canada, where Masters is a separate degree from PhD). My research is mostly pen and paper work. There's no programming. My coursework was in quantum field theory, general relativity and cosmology. Recently, I have lost my interest in theoretical particle physics because I realised that i do not want to be an academic. People on physicsforums talk about lucrative career options for physics Phds. What are some career options for physics masters? Are there no lucrative career options say, in Google or Facebook, or as a quant? Is a PhD in physics the only way to ensure lucrative career options?