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  1. May 29, 2005 #1
    I'm just wondering...

    I'm going to start with an undergraduate in physics, from there I I'll pursue a graduate degree in something practical, something that's sought after in industry...

    But what? I know it's not healthy to pick a degree because of the income. But I don't want to work my ass of in school, and spend the rest of my life worrying about personal budgets and such.

    Any suggestions...?
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  3. May 30, 2005 #2
    Some suggestions I might offer include Medical/Health physics, any research being done in CVD/PVD or other deposition, and semiconductor technology. Any combination of the above is gravy.
  4. May 30, 2005 #3
    I've heard of medical physics, only problem is that I can't stand hospitals.

    Semiconductors and technology in general is something I think is interesting.

    Btw, what is CVD/PVD?

  5. May 30, 2005 #4
    CHemical and physical vapor deposition. Maybe it would be better just to say materials science in general.

    Maybe someone else can say, but i believe optics is always good too? Oh and you can have a long, happy career in health physics and almost never set foot in a hospital. I do share your opinion of those places :)
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