Hi everyone. This question is directed at those who either have completed their PhD in physics or is well on their way to completing their PhD. Given what I have read and heard about the lack of opportunities in physics in the US (both in academia and in independent research labs), I was wondering if any of you have either transitioned (or is seriously considering transitioning) to another research field, such as engineering, computer science, statistics, or operations research. After all, I already know of a number of physics PhD graduates (including a number of those who post regularly here at Physics Forums) who are currently working outside of the physics field in finance or insurance, so pursuing another research field (whether in academia or in a similar research setting) may not be so difficult to fathom. Also, when I was a graduate student in statistics, I've known of a number of faculty members and fellow grad students who had started their careers in physics or otherwise had a physics background. And historically, a number of prominent statisticians in history started out in physics (W. Edwards Deming, Walter Shewhart, P.C. Mahalanobis, Karl Pearson, among others).