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Math Recent grad what kind of jobs can i get with a BS in physics&math

  1. Jul 27, 2009 #1
    I just grad with a BS in phy&math....but I'm having difficulty finding a job....I would prefer to get into finance/accounting (I want to go to grad skool nxt yr/ltr for a PhD in Statistics/a Masters in Computational Finance/Financial Math), but at this point, I just want a job...
    I'm in Philadelphia, PA (if that helps :)
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  3. Jul 27, 2009 #2
    If you're asking why jobs you can get after you all ready have a degree you're in some trouble. No job hunting before you graduated?
  4. Jul 27, 2009 #3
    long story... d yr-long job I was supposed to have @ Oak Ridge Nat lab got cancelled...so my plan on working till nxt fall, when I hoped to begin a phd prog, is kinda shaky
    @ least d job part is...bt yeah, i did job hunt b4 grad, n i'm doing a summer internship now, but i've diff finding something 4 after...
  5. Aug 2, 2009 #4
    If you have any facility in statistics there are almost always industrial jobs involving stats. This can be fairly terrible work, basically a grind, but it can pay very well. If you are planning on moving on later, perhaps this is just the ticket.

    However, given the recent implosion of the financial sector, I imagine physicists in finance (quants) are probably not the most sought after at the moment.
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