Le Loon wrote: ↑Jan 2nd, 2012 11:39 pmMy brother was in a similar situation, except he had a BS in math. He took the required courses in Geophysics, and is now a member of APEGGA and a registered geophysicist.
Physics (of the earth science kind) is in high demand in Alberta for resource exploration and extraction. Your skills would be greatly appreciated at a place like Exxon Mobil or Conoco Phillips. Why not go in that direction?
You would be paid much more than somebody in finance, but on the downside nepotism runs wild in the oil and gas industry.
Interesting. I have always been under the impression that jobs in the O&G industry have always been exclusive to chemical engineers. Unfortunately I've already specialized in a different field of physics that isn't as lucrative. Are you sure your brother isn't the exception to the rule? I myself have read of a few physicists that work in finance and it most certainly is not the norm.