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I was wondering what you could do with a physics degree in the engineering/ medical sector. As i have a intrest in all 3 fields.

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Ever thought about a career in the armed forces? With a science degree, you could also be looking at applying to space agencies in 10 - 15 years if you decided to follow that route.

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I am intrested in the space induztry
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In short: pretty much anything. Physics is really employable.
Specifically: Lots of engineering jobs will consider Physicists. However do be aware that they sometimes require someone with an engineering degree because of the range of more practical skills they can bring - ie. computer modelling software, sometimes more practical skills with electronics/ materials. Companies such as BAE in the UK take both graduates of Physicists and Engineers - each have their own skills which are often complimentary.

Medical Physics is an industry which is still growing. In the UK the NHS trains medical physicists to work in 4 main areas Ionising imaging, non ionising imaging, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. There are also companies that produce the equipment, so there are many avenues to go down.

The space industry is normally quite competitive. However there are options - from researching astrophysics in an academic capacity to producing new satellites and other objects that actually go into space (companies such as ASTRIUM).
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Hi,

In short: pretty much anything. Physics is really employable.
Specifically: Lots of engineering jobs will consider Physicists. However do be aware that they sometimes require someone with an engineering degree because of the range of more practical skills they can bring - ie. computer modelling software, sometimes more practical skills with electronics/ materials. Companies such as BAE in the UK take both graduates of Physicists and Engineers - each have their own skills which are often complimentary.

Medical Physics is an industry which is still growing. In the UK the NHS trains medical physicists to work in 4 main areas Ionising imaging, non ionising imaging, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. There are also companies that produce the equipment, so there are many avenues to go down.

The space industry is normally quite competitive. However there are options - from researching astrophysics in an academic capacity to producing new satellites and other objects that actually go into space (companies such as ASTRIUM).
What do you think of medical physics and would you recommend a degree in engineering or physics. Plus whats the pay like

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What do you think of medical physics and would you recommend a degree in engineering or physics. Plus whats the pay like

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I want to go into medical physics, but that is my own preference following extensive research into different options. Choosing your degree or career is up to you, you should look into what different things you might learn in a Physics or engineering degree and pick one that most closely matches your interests.
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If you want to be an engineer do a degree in engineering.

In medicine there are some physics-specific jobs, but more as technician than medical staff.
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