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Theoretical physicist

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I've recently been getting interested in physics and astronomy and have even thought about going to school and starting a career in physics. Of course, this is just consideration and I'm gonna learn more about it and different jobs before I even think about taking any kind of step further. Of the physics jobs I know of, theoretical physics kind of stuck out and I was wondering what exactly would be a normal day on the job for one? How do they get paid?
 

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Well, there are not a whole lot of companies that pay people to do theoretical physics so the great majority of theoretical physicists are professors of physics at a university or college. Some of them do relatively little or no teaching but work at a "research lab" at a university.
 
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