What field of physics?

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What field of physics is a good field to get into for money and research? I personally think it will be nuclear, however, that may mean that I need chemistry which I am bad at. I believe this will be a field to get into because the United States will be more dependent on nuclear energy in the near future.
 

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If you're going into Physics for the money you aren't going to be happy. Re-evaluate your priorities and go from there.
 
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hadsed
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Perhaps he's just interested in physics and wants to be financially well off. I have lots of interests, wouldn't it be reasonable to study the ones that make the most sense financially (and intellectually too)?
 
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I want to study physics. I got accepted into university for it. I want to be well off financially. I want to know which would be a better career. What do you guys think?
 
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I want to study physics. I got accepted into university for it. I want to be well off financially. I want to know which would be a better career. What do you guys think?

fss is correct, if money is a significant motivator for you, then physics probably won't be a good choice as a major. There are other fields (law, business, medicine, etc.) that generally pay better and are not as difficult.

But maybe I misunderstand what you're saying...what do you mean by, "well off financially"?
 
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Hello!
I have the same question as in title, so I didn't want to open a new post. Sorry, barthayn for walking all over your your post.
But to answer your question: If you really like physics and you're in it for the money, then I guess your best bet is something with medical physics. Machinery, appliances or methods. There will always be money in pharmaceutical companies and they are always in demand for physicists also.
To get to my question: I recently graduated from physics and it took me 4 years of thinking where do I see myself and I still havent found my field of research. Thats probably the reason I am going to go for masters degree. I took on elementary particle physics course because I found it most interesting, but it was just a quick pick, I honestly don't know what field in physics I'm interested in, or what should I do with my degree. I know a bachelor degree is not much in physics but I don't care. I would just like to find myself, what field would suit me. I know I choose the right collage and subject, physics is awsome.
So it would be really helpful if you could suggest how do I find my field, or how you found what you are intereted in and how you figured that out.
Thanks,
cheers!
 
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