What can a BSc of Physics do for a living, other than flipping burgers?
June 19, 2010 4:38 PM Subscribe
Finishing a BSc in physics. What are my job prospects? Do I need to study some more?
posted by ye#ara to Education (8 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm on my final year of a BSc in Physics and I'm lost. I will graduate around September. I don't want an academic career and I don't want to do a PhD. What I do want is to do interesting and meaningful work, but I'm really not into solid state or optics. It seems to cancel many job opportunities, although I'm not really sure if these options are even real.
I can find an interest in many industries though - defense, aerospace, medical, even geophysics.
I can continue studying computational physics, applied physics or medical physics for a Masters' to improve my employability. My other option is to go for a certificate in computer science and get some kind of a coding job, hopefully something which has to do with physics.
1. If you're a physicist working in the industry, what do you do?
2. Are my expectations to an increased employability after a Master's realistic?
3. What areas of applied physics or computational physics should I focus on, to find a job later?
4. What are my jobs prospects at the moment?
5. Is there interesting work for BSc of physics who knows basic computer science?