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[–] School_Lunch 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

Ugh college is such BS these days. We need a system that actually prepares people for real jobs that they can actually get.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago 

A PHd in Physics puts you in line to get some highly lucrative and extremely impressive jobs in finance, data analytics, research labs, and even the oil industry--though the specifics depends on your specialization. Those jobs aren't easy to get, however, and if you have literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid student loans, are struggling to afford basic living arrangements, and you're already in your 30s with your societal value apparently being overlooked again and again by interviews, it's not easy.

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[–] ThizzBoss 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Don't forget they give the jobs to Asians from oversees who can barely speak english, since Asians will work for less

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[–] Nietzsche__ 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bachelor in physics here. It was really tough landing a job without concrete demonstrable skills.

Physics teaches you to teach yourself and forces you to unlike any other degree can and I wouldn't give up that experience for anything. Unfortunately a PhD narrows your job range even further and means that you like to hurt yourself more.

Now I work in database design, data analytics and manage a development team. Being able to pick up skills and programming languages easily is what the industry is all about. Getting your foot in the door is the hard part.

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[–] voatux 9 points -8 points (+1|-9) ago 

so if you have a physics degree your options are call center or mass murder? finance... wtf. data alalytics: nsa or what?... research lab... uhm what? how is that a thing on the job market... oil industry... please shoot me.

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[–] 0x5f3759df 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

I have a PhD in physics, and I can tell you it tell you it makes it very easy to get a job. The only problem you'll be left with is deciding what kind of a job you want, and getting rid of the more aggressive headhunters.. However, from reading this article I get the impression there was already something wrong with this person; he might have been suffering from some mental illness before he started looking for a new job.

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[–] School_Lunch 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I'm glad it's working for you but it's not so rosy for many of your peers.

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/04/bad-job-market-phds/479205/

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[–] chronicdiscord 15 points -12 points (+3|-15) ago 

That is supposed to be college, and university is supposed to be the nonsense and impractical stuff like social studies and science.

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[–] DickHertz 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

University is somewhere where research is done.