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    Hi, I'm studying A levels, currently taking:
    -Maths
    -Physics
    -Chemistry

    I have always wanted to do a physics degree but understand that the pay in physics jobs isn't....great.
    Should I do a degree in Physics, or economics? Or, is it possible for me to do a degree in physics and then get a job in accounting or as an actuary?
    Thanks all.
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    (Original post by Harrystangerr)
    Hi, I'm studying A levels, currently taking:
    -Maths
    -Physics
    -Chemistry

    I have always wanted to do a physics degree but understand that the pay in physics jobs isn't....great.
    Should I do a degree in Physics, or economics? Or, is it possible for me to do a degree in physics and then get a job in accounting or as an actuary?
    Thanks all.
    Physics degree =/= Physics career
    You’re not limited to a physics career. Physics is a respected degree.
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    Most Physics degree's specifically have economics modules already as an option as they know many people will go into finance etc. Life's not all about money, do a physics degree, if you love physics pursue it further, if not go into finance after. Most banks and firms don't really care about your degree as long as you have a 2.1/1st from a good uni and you have a strong level of maths (which you will have doing physics).
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    If you like Physics and want to study it then study it. Don't do a degree you'll hate just because it supposedly has "better job prospects" I made that mistake.
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    (Original post by Harrystangerr)
    Hi, I'm studying A levels, currently taking:
    -Maths
    -Physics
    -Chemistry

    I have always wanted to do a physics degree but understand that the pay in physics jobs isn't....great.
    Should I do a degree in Physics, or economics? Or, is it possible for me to do a degree in physics and then get a job in accounting or as an actuary?
    Thanks all.
    Both have similar job prospects as they both tend to lead to 'need a degree but not a specific degree' careers. 8-9/10 people who study physics wont go on to work in it

    Typical jobs for people with a physics degree
    - accounting, actuary, IB etc (basically most of finance)
    - software development
    - teaching
    - patent law
    - a few go into engineering
    - some people do another masters to retrain
    - consulting
    - any other general grad scheme that asks for any degree
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    (Original post by Unknown-99)
    If you like Physics and want to study it then study it. Don't do a degree you'll hate just because it supposedly has "better job prospects" I made that mistake.
    This is only good advice if the op wants to do a career that they can gain access to with a physics degree
 
 
 
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