I've just started an MS program in physics, and I don't really have a clear career goal. I have realized that many people pursue MS degrees so that they can teach in high schools or at city colleges, and these sound like good options to keep in the cards. What is the job outlook for people with an MS in physics, specifically on the west coast? How much of an advantage does a PhD give you when looking for a teaching position? What is the difference in pay between a public high school teacher, private high school teacher, and city college teacher? Do MS students ever teach at universities? What can one do during pursuit of an MS to increase one's chances of getting a teaching position? If you have answers to any good questions that I haven't asked, please share! Thank you.