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What jobs other than physics/engineering jobs can you get with a P/E degree?

  1. May 7, 2012 #1
    I want to either be a physicists or an engineer but I've read that after graduate school it is sometimes hard to find a job. So my question is what what jobs other than physics/engineering jobs can you get with a physics/engineering degree?

    I hear business is a possibility partly because of the high level of math required to be a P/E graduate but do you need to study any business? What other jobs need a high level of math and abstract thinking abilities? Any in science?

    Also (a little side note) my math teacher said he knew a physicist that is now a millionaire by playing the stock market by using his above average math skills. Is it true that you can become that successful just by knowing complex math that most people don't know?

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  3. May 7, 2012 #2
    Of course. The only reason anyone studies math and physics is to make money and be successful, that's just a fact of life. If someone says that they're not in it for the money then they're lying.
  4. Aug 12, 2013 #3
    That's a complete load of twaddle...
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    I think you need to tune up the sarcasm detector. ;)
  6. Aug 12, 2013 #5
    It's true about playing with the stock market with above avg math skills. Nate silver (statistician) earned his living by playing poker for a while. Same sort of thing.
  7. Aug 12, 2013 #6

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    ANd look at the post date.
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