Would you say that a physics major would have a fair amount of job options available (or y’know, existent) after a Masters degree? Or do most physics jobs require a PhD? I want to major in physics by I’m not sure if I could really handle that much school, and I know Chemistry has a fair amount of job opportunities accessible with a Masters.
Hey, sorry for the late reply, my life is a mess. Also I read this after writing the previous stupid chemistry-dragging post.
I think you can go after a fair amount of jobs after a Masters in physics. It depends
you want to continue working in a strictly physics-related field or not. When I got a Masters I did a ton of job interviews and got hired in a major Bank to be a data analyst (even though I don’t know the first thing about finance),
but i then decided to pursue a PhD and never work in my life. Anyway as a physicist you can get really good big corp. jobs, and maybe – maybe – even end up working on some interesting projects such as: machine learning, robotics and AI, blockchain, etc. These big corporations really want physicists for these jobs not only because of our programming skills (they look mainly for Python, C, C++, SQL) but also for analysis skills and statistics, which a non-physicist programmer usually lacks. If you are interested in that kind of thing you can contact corporations such as IBM, KPMG, Deloitte, Accenture, Microsoft,Google, basically every bank etc. If being a manager/consultant isn’t your dream job, there are corporations that deal with research in physics, like STMicroelectronics, for example.
But if you want like a proper physics job like working in a lab for research and not selling your soul to capitalism for big money, then you almost certainly need a PhD. But I guess it depends what field you’re in.
As for chemistry, the best you can aspire to is to do product control for a factory, or spend your days in a hospital lab checking urine for diabetes and regretting not doin physics 😉