I am in flux at the moment. On one hand I am concerned about the job prospects of a PhD in physics. On the other hand, one of these articles I've read about non-research jobs that can be done with a PhD in physics is science policy. 1. What skills, other than communication (both oral and written), are important to do a science policy job? 2. Is science policy a field where one needs to go to the right school, or work under the right advisor, to be considered for an interview?