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What can an engineering physics graduate do?

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I am kind of worried about the jobs i can get after graduating with an Engineering Physics degree right now. I am not that research kind of guy and i am really interested in jobs in engineering part. However, i did a lot of research and most of them show that jobs out there for engineering physics is being a lab person or professor etc. and not many engineering company hire engineering physics graduates. I really want to be in engineering area, could anyone with such experience help me out here? like how to turn to be more like engineering than scientist?

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Is this program accredited by your state/province or country? If it is, then you would gain much credibility by becoming a professional engineer. Does this engineering physics program have specializations? For example if it has an option in electrical or mechanical, then you could probably get a job in those areas after graduation. Finally if everything else does not work you could get a masters degree in the specific field of engineering you are interested in.
 
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Is this program accredited by your state/province or country? If it is, then you would gain much credibility by becoming a professional engineer. Does this engineering physics program have specializations? For example if it has an option in electrical or mechanical, then you could probably get a job in those areas after graduation. Finally if everything else does not work you could get a masters degree in the specific field of engineering you are interested in.
yes, my universities' program is accredited and it does have a option. i am in electrical option. But from my co-op experience, not too many engineering firms come for engineering physics students. most of the companies looking for co-op students are from research area. I am wondering what is the situation in real job market? is it gonna be a little bit better?
 
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What exactly is engineering physics anyway? Is it just an engineering degree but with more of the hard maths and physics that you'll probably never see outside of the classroom and less of the management, financial and teamwork stuff that you'll use everyday throughout your life?
 
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yes, my universities' program is accredited and it does have a option. i am in electrical option. But from my co-op experience, not too many engineering firms come for engineering physics students. most of the companies looking for co-op students are from research area. I am wondering what is the situation in real job market? is it gonna be a little bit better?
It really depends then. I know for one of the programs near me (Eng. Phys. at Queens in Kingston, Ontario) their graduates are very employable in industry, specifically in electrical. Most people who want to become electrical engineers take electrical engineering which is why you won't see many eng. phys. grads in the EE industry compared to EE majors. Eng. phys. programs typically have much less graduates and a high percentage of them go into graduate school. All of this information is regarding the eng. phys. programs that I am familiar with, it might be completely different in your situation.
 
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Get the AS, usually they have the higher math background that any or all of your interest areas require.

Second, depending on the university, there are often requirments for Bachelor's of Science to have lab sciences that are outside the basic core area (like physics degrees requiring at least one life sciences course, etc.)
 

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