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    I might be going to university to study physics, I haven't totally made up my mind. I have limited my choices down to engineering or physics. I know what careers there are with engineering and the pay is good from what I've read online. I was just curious to what careers there are with a physics degree. I know some like research scientist, teacher/professor and medical physicist. I actually read up on medical physics and it seems like a good career for me only problem is I've read it's extremely competitive so I'm a little put off on studying physics cause that's the only career that sounded like I'd enjoy. So can anyone tell me any other physics based careers ? Thanks.


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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    I might be going to university to study physics, I haven't totally made up my mind. I have limited my choices down to engineering or physics. I know what careers there are with engineering and the pay is good from what I've read online. I was just curious to what careers there are with a physics degree. I know some like research scientist, teacher/professor and medical physicist. I actually read up on medical physics and it seems like a good career for me only problem is I've read it's extremely competitive so I'm a little put off on studying physics cause that's the only career that sounded like I'd enjoy. So can anyone tell me any other physics based careers ? Thanks.


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    You've listed most of the 'physics based' careers. Everything else is general and could be done by people with all sorts of degrees: e.g. finance, marketing, software engineering, etc..

    Physics (along with other quant degrees) would help make you more competitive for more quantitative finance jobs and data science/analytics work.

    If you want to become a physicist however, the only way is through doing a PhD and heading into research.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    You've listed most of the 'physics based' careers. Everything else is general and could be done by people with all sorts of degrees: e.g. finance, marketing, software engineering, etc..

    Physics (along with other quant degrees) would help make you more competitive for more quantitative finance jobs and data science/analytics work.

    If you want to become a physicist however, the only way is through doing a PhD and heading into research.

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    Thanks for the reply, Although finance is probably a well paid career I don't think I'd be interested in that kinda stuff. I'm more interested in applying stuff I was taught at uni to my job like medical physics for example.


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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    Thanks for the reply, Although finance is probably a well paid career I don't think I'd be interested in that kinda stuff. I'm more interested in applying stuff I was taught at uni to my job like medical physics for example.


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    Cool, then I'd say work hard and try to get on a good PhD programme.

    Otherwise, there are some graduate schemes (open to bachelors/masters grads) within research and development at various energy companies, pharmaceutical companies, engineering firms etc..

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    Jobs open to physicists: truck driver, refuse collection, waiting staff, McDonalds, shelf stacker, cleaner, airport porter, taxi driver, bus driver, double glazing salesperson, window cleaner.
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    Jobs open to physicists: truck driver, refuse collection, waiting staff, McDonalds, shelf stacker, cleaner, airport porter, taxi driver, bus driver, double glazing salesperson, window cleaner.
    Window cleaning sounds great man, thanks!


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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Cool, then I'd say work hard and try to get on a good PhD programme.

    Otherwise, there are some graduate schemes (open to bachelors/masters grads) within research and development at various energy companies, pharmaceutical companies, engineering firms etc..

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