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Recommended skills

  1. Jan 9, 2010 #1
    Physics major, math minor

    I'm not taking any programming courses or computer science courses, and we only briefly did a few exercises in Matlab this past semester in my Diff. Eq. class because we were short on time. I do still have the Matlab book, though.

    Here's the rest of my program. Given the courses I'm taking, in particular the one in bold, what would my options be after graduation? How limited am I by my skill sets? I'm set to graduate spring 2012. I think I would like to go into research. I like pure physics, pure science. If I can, I'll go into graduate school for a Physics MS. I hope I'm clear in my questioning.

     
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  3. Jan 9, 2010 #2
    If you want to get into research, you'll need a Ph.D. from my understanding.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2010 #3
    Are there other levels of research that don't require a Ph.D? Like at a technician level or something?
     
  5. Jan 9, 2010 #4
    I think they're called grad students.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2010 #5
    Okay.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2010 #6

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    Yes, there are technician jobs, many of which don't even require a college degree. They do require skills, and don't expect to have any say in the direction of the research.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2010 #7
    What about BS Physics level research jobs?
     
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