What kind of projects do RF/antenna engineers work on? As I've been starting to think about grad school, RF engineering is the thing that's been sticking out the most for me, as I like a nice dose of physics and math in my work. Do RF engineers use a lot of physics and math daily? I understand it would be absolutely ridiculous to derive everything using Maxwell's equations from scratch on the job, but at the same time, I'd hate for the only math I do to be V = IR. Is it more of a hands-on field? Or is it more of a strictly design field? Or some combination of both (perhaps depending on the industry?)? Is there a lot of computational stuff? One of the things I've enjoyed most in college was solving computational problems using MATLAB. Is there a good job outlook in the field over the coming years? What about job security? I understand doing a Ph.D. in most engineering fields is overkill unless one wants to go into academia. Is this a field in which a Ph.D would be useful? Or is this something that would be no different with just a Master's degree? And finally: what kind of research is being done in the field, anyway? Is it a field in which research is booming, or is it only a small blip on the research radar? My apologies if this is too many questions. I don't expect one person to answer all of them.