Physics PhD ---> Business Consulting? How does that work out? Why are Physics PhDs hired to do this kind of work? Why not somebody with with a Finance degree or some such? I actually know someone who's partners with somebody else in a (new-ish) business consulting firm and I asked her if they had anyone from a science background working for them or if she would even consider hiring someone with a Physics degree. She said it was the other partner who was in charge of the hiring but the few people they have now all have bachelor's degrees in Management. I'm guessing the PhDs do different jobs to the management guys?