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What jobs can you get with a physics degree?

I've always been interested in the math and science fields. My dad convinced me to become an engineer, specifically, to major in electrical engineering not only because he himself was one, but because he believed it was the most promising engineering field out there. Here I am, at a prestigious university taking my first upper division EE courses. Unfortunately, I hate all of them! I'm truly disgusted by digital systems and the endless analysis and design of circuits. They all seem dry, without any of the theory that I saw in previous math and physics courses. (The only EE course I found fun was electromagnetics, since most of it was simply advanced physics.) I was previously a chemical engineering student, but I have a bad respiratory system... Thus, I want to change my major to physics, but my dad is worried that I won't get a job as a person with a physics degree. 3 notes: 1) I do not hope to do research for the rest of my life as a physicist. 2) I do not wish to become a professor. 3) I plan to pursue further education after finishing my undergraduate coursework, hopefully up to post-doctoral work. Any answers appreciated! Thanks! =)

Asked By: Brian H - 10/2/2009
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O.k. I changed my major a year ago to physics from mechanical engineering and I have never looked back. Like you I was concerned with just changing my major but I read a lot of articles, job descriptions, and information about the education needed. I have copied and pasted the one article that really helped me decide... More
Answered By: William D - 10/3/2009
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I would check out the following job board: http://www.bz9.com/TheCareerBoard They have many positions, you might be interested in!
Answered By: ? - 10/3/2009
 
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