I have immense interest in physics and maths and I love thinking and brainstorming.

So naturally, the field "Theoretical Physics" allured me.

But later I came to know that the job opportunity as an actual theoretical physicist is quite slim (source). I know that you can still work for different companies for helping them with your mathematical and creative brain, but those jobs have almost no relation with pure physics.

So, I have no choice but to stop pursuing this.

So which careers would be best for me now which would give me at least part of the enjoyment that I would've gotten if I were to be an actual researcher i.e. theoretical physicist ?

  • @JoeStrazzere I'm in high school – Abu Safwan Md farhan Aug 23 '18 at 17:12
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    Many analyst have degrees in physics. From finance, to business, to engineering. – paparazzo Aug 23 '18 at 17:13
  • @JoeStrazzere ummm..... that's the problem, I have none – Abu Safwan Md farhan Aug 23 '18 at 17:22
  • I have to agree with Joe, @AbuSafwanMdfarhan career advice is something that can't be answered here, it would be best you checked with someone you trust (some teacher, even better if related to physics) or with your school counselor. – DarkCygnus Aug 23 '18 at 17:22
  • @DarkCygnus would it be appropriate for Academia SE? – Abu Safwan Md farhan Aug 23 '18 at 17:23

One of the most well known theoretical physicists worked in the patent office to support his seminal research.

But if that is not how you envision your future, there are lots of careers in applied physics which provide plenty of challenges. Space and aeronautics, nuclear and alternative power, bioinformatics are some example industries where solid math and physics skills are needed.

These industries, along with the digital entertainment field and research institutions like CERN also need physics simulation specialists.

Start with a solid college education with math, physics and computer science, and you are bound to find something that interests you.

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