Which physics specialties are the most employable to do work in their feild of physics? At a time when academic jobs are rare, and many in the industry work non-physics jobs, are there any specialties that have better chances of doing their line of work in industry? I started my B.A. in physics because I was interested in astronomy and math (and in lecturing/teaching, but this forum has made me give up on teaching at a college level). I did several semesters of research with a theoretical astrophysicist, and thought I wanted to do a PhD in a similar field. But after taking Stat. Mech., Chemistry, and several semesters of Quantum, I can see myself doing a PhD in almost any subject (astro, solid state, chemical, atomic, quantum - they all deeply interest me). I plan on stating I want to do experimental quantum or astro on my applications and perhaps diverging in grad school, or trying to find a good prof to work under and basing my decision off of that. But I thought I should briefly consider my post-grad career in the decision.