1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Physics Physics careers

  1. Feb 18, 2005 #1
    Peace guys,
    I'm seriously thinking of going for physics graduate studies but I'm a bit reluctant (in fact, very) on making that decision. I mean how good is it taking a doctorate in physics? Let's suppose I have a doctorate in physics then what employment oppurtunities am I valid for? How is the physicist average income? I'd highly appreciate your help!!!
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 18, 2005 #2
  4. Feb 18, 2005 #3
    Thanks but that's a long thread and I'm not really in a mood to go through it all. Anyways, how about nuclear physics? Particle physics? Cosmology? Any

    BTW, I have the exact same problem: my parents want to persuade me of becoming a medical doctor because it's more future-proof as they say. They say that in physics you either have to be a super genius to excel, orelse you'll stay at the bottom of the barrel. While on the other hane, becoming a medical doctor has a guaranteed future money-wise, and has a usually better outlook.

    It's really unfair that physicists are overshadowed this way.
  5. Feb 18, 2005 #4
    Its 3 pages, and everything you wanted to know should be there. You don't have the time to read something we've already coverred, but you expect us to have the full time and leisure to go through it again? 3 pages is too much to read?

    If you have trouble reading three pages, good luck getting through anything resembling a university.
  6. Feb 18, 2005 #5
    Nice going, franznietzsche! :-)
  7. Feb 18, 2005 #6


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    Then maybe I shouldn't recommend reading my Journal entries, since my series on "Employment in Physics" is now up to Part 4 and you have to wade through a few pages to find all of them. :)

  8. Feb 18, 2005 #7
    To a extent i agree with that. Physicists should get more credit for what they do :wink:
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Physics careers
  1. Careers in physics? (Replies: 17)

  2. Career in Physics (Replies: 0)

  3. A Career in Physics (Replies: 1)

  4. Physics as a career (Replies: 3)

  5. Career in physics (Replies: 5)