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Private sector or academia

  1. Feb 29, 2008 #1
    Which environment do physicists preferred to work in the most? Some of my professors say even though the pay is great compared to having the alternative option of working in academia, many physicists , like my professor , still prefers to work in academia, even though she is making 6x less.

    I supposed physicists who choose to be professors like having the option of both teaching and doing research in the field of interest

    As for me, I wouldn't mind teaching if I had to as long as I am doing research in my field of interest.

    I also think the preference for working in academia or working industry varies a lot among physicists and physics majors.
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  3. Mar 1, 2008 #2
    So, where are we going with this ?

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