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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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[–] revofire 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I think if you have a PhD in physics, you need to go above and beyond your job descriptions and requirements in order to get noticed. Do things in the scientific community for example. Work an offhand underpaid (vs the average) job in the field to get your foot in the door. Anything.

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

If you're able to combine your physics knowledge with some engineering skill, check out the large financial institutions/investment banks in NYC.

Lots of quants have physics and mathematics backgrounds, as do the devs who make the software they use, I'm led to understand. https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/phd-physics-to-quant.376191/

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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.