Why do physicists gravitate towards jobs in finance?

Why do physicists gravitate towards jobs in finance?
 

For physics undergraduates, a job in finance was second only in popularity to a job in education, claims a recent report. Photograph: Juliet Brauner / Alamy Of those who will be graduating with degrees in physics this year, around a half will go on to further study (doing a PhD is the most popular option). Perhaps surprisingly, of the other half, around one-fifth will soon be starting work in the financial sector. According to a report published last year by the Institute of Physics, of those in employment one year after graduation, a job in "finance" was second only in popularity... read more

 
8 May 2014 in Science &Technology, Views: 22
Source: Guardian
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