Question for all you physics experts: A friend of mine recently decided to pursue medical physics as a career because she heard from some guy who is a medical physicist that he made $150K 2 years after getting his PhD (he is now 30). He did a couple of clinical internships in those two years, and he is now based in Mayo Clinic. He also mentioned he was getting some certificates, which would increase his salary to $200K within the next year. Does this sound reasonable? I tried looking on Glassdoor and Payscale and I'm getting that he can't be making more than $110K, being relatively fresh out of grad school...unless MN salaries are all inflated. I realize that there might be more factors but I know nothing about physics or careers in it. Thoughts? Does this sound normal? I'm telling her to NOT base her decision off that one person, because I cannot imagine such a high salary for someone starting out.