So I have been reading this forum for a while and I have heard more than a few people say things like the employment rate for physics PhDs is worse than it is in the humanities and way, WAY worse than for med school, so that doing a physics PhD as opposed to a med school degree is a huge mistake. If so, i am done for and should just crawl in a hole and die now, since I am a year and a half from finishing a physics PhD. So I was wondering what are realistic and accurate predictions of job prospects for a physics PhD who is not at all picky about employment. I.e. for a physics PhD who is willing to work as a Post Doc in any group that wants them, an industry physics job or work in a bank or as an analyst or in any other sort of physics or non-physics job that is available, in any location in the US, as well as any post docs iN Europe they can get, what are the prospects for a Physics PHD in that situation? And also, is there any way to find accurate data on the unemployment rate of Physics PhDs? Most sources I have seen list it as less than 10 % but I have heard other sources say it is more than 20 %. What is a truly accurate estimate of the unemployment rate for those who have a PhD in physics and what is a reliable source for this info?