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Hey, I was wondering what kind of jobs someone can get with a degree in Theoretical Physics, and I'm also curious how if there is a decent job outlook.
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sniffer said:that's interesting question by kinsemc.
i want to know the same thing. suppose some one with phd degree in theoretical physics, specializing in ... let's say string theory?
is there any conceivable job beside teaching?
kinsemc said:Hey, I was wondering what kind of jobs someone can get with a degree in Theoretical Physics, and I'm also curious how if there is a decent job outlook.
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Theoretical physics is a branch of physics that focuses on developing theoretical models and mathematical frameworks to explain and understand the fundamental laws and principles of the universe. It involves using mathematical and computational methods to analyze and predict the behavior of physical systems at a fundamental level.
There are various job opportunities available in theoretical physics, including research positions in universities and government laboratories, teaching positions in academic institutions, and roles in private research and development companies. Theoretical physicists can also work in fields such as finance, data science, and engineering, where their analytical and problem-solving skills are highly valued.
Most jobs in theoretical physics require at least a Master's degree in physics or a related field, with many positions requiring a Ph.D. In addition to a strong background in mathematics and physics, theoretical physicists should have excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. They should also be proficient in computer programming and have a strong understanding of mathematical modeling and simulation techniques.
The job outlook for theoretical physicists is generally positive, with an expected 9% growth in employment from 2018-2028. The demand for theoretical physicists is driven by advancements in technology and the need for experts to help solve complex problems in various industries. However, competition for academic and research positions can be intense, and job opportunities may be limited in certain geographical locations.
The salary for jobs in theoretical physics can vary depending on the specific role, employer, and location. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for physicists, including theoretical physicists, was $122,850 in May 2019. However, salaries can range from around $60,000 for entry-level positions to over $200,000 for experienced physicists in high-demand industries such as finance and technology.