a couple questions

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a couple questions

Postby physicsonastick » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:11 pm

Heeeeeeeey Everybody!
So I just found this site and it looks pretty rad.
I was wondering how many of you went to or plan on going to grad school right after finishing your undergrad, and how many went into some sort of industry/job before doing the grad school thing.
I just got my BS in may, traveled for a while, and now I'm trying to figure out what to do with my life. All the jobs I can find are asking for an MS or PhD. So it seems that going straight back to school is the thing to do. But I know there are entry level physics positions out there. Does anyone know where to find them?
Thanks a lot.

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Postby will » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:40 pm

The jobs that most physics students get straight out of undergrad are usually entry-level engineering or programming jobs. There really isn't much of a place for people with just a B.S. in actual research programs or labs.

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Postby physicsonastick » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:12 pm

yeah that's what i was figuring. Thanks

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