Physics-based jobs for Masters Comp Sci?

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Is there any type of job that utilizes scientific computation that does not require a PhD? I really enjoy DSP (digital signals processing), yet it seems like most of those do not want anyone aside from an electrical engineer. My educational background is "too much" but I'll explain it as I go:

I have a BS in Applied Math -- I finished this in 2 years because I was going for an MS in something not chemistry
BA in Chemistry - I intended on being a Physical Chemist, but after I did some tours, I saw it was low-paid with a lot of comptetition for the armchair theorists
MS in Comp Sci (to be completed) because I had worked with computers for awhile and thought this to be the most lucrative choise. I also love the stuff as it's nicely packaged for an autodidact.
BA Physics (focus on Mathematical/Statistical/Computational).

I'm not sure to mention all 4 on my resume. I got them in 5 1/2 yrs, solely because of the overlap. I optimally would like to get a job doing scientific computtng or computational physics. Does this exist?

Also, I'm going to 29 when I enter. I had to be on disability for 2 years because of other illness and started late. Should I mention that I was on disability, as long as I am not when they interview me? Will anyone want a MSCS at 29 with no corporate experience ?
 

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Here is an interesting bit on the DSP market
http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1275520

Forget about age. Just do what you love. You may have to start from the lowest rung, but you'll eventually climb the ladder like anyone else as you gain experience.
 

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