Physics vs engineeringWatch
Could a physics graduate going into an engineering graduate scheme/into industry realistically expect similar salary to that of an engineering graduate with the same qualifications? Is it common? Is it harder- what are the pros/cons?
Salary won't be an issue. If you get a place on an engineering scheme you'll almost certainly be paid the same salary. The biggest hurdle will be getting into a scheme in the first place, or otherwise securing a graduate engineering role. They can be quite competitive. Many of them only accept engineering graduates, and if they do accept physics (or other science graduates like mathematicians) you'll still be competing against other graduates with more relevant qualifications and, and with many of them having some form of work experience too, which is also extremely important.
Are there a lot of physics graduate roles in industry working with engineers (ie also producing a product but not the designing aspect), is the salary similar, would it be possible to enter those with just a bachelor's or a master's?