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A photo of RonaldWeasley RonaldWeasley
Your reasoning is pretty valid. I'm in grad school in engineering and the pay is pretty low and getting an academic job is really really competitive.
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Your reasoning is pretty valid. I'm in grad school in engineering and the pay is pretty low and getting an academic job is really really competitive.
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Follow your heart.

But of course one has to make a compromise with reality. That is, money. I am in the same boat as you so I have been researching possible careers for maths/physics majors. Given that you attain a doctorate degree in a quantitative field (Applied Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Operations Research, Electrical Engineering, Pure Mathematics) apparently you can work in finance, making $200k per year, but work hours is long. (Search for 'quants') I am not in the field so I can say for certain, this is just a piece of advice from PhysicsForums.
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