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I currently hold a Bachelors in Computer Science and a Minor in Physics. As far as that goes, I've taken courses in the basic things (University Physics 1 and 2), Thermodynamics, Circuitry and Modern Optics. I also read about various topics online in my spare time. I'm also planning on going for a Masters in Computer Engineering at NYU Poly.

My question is what are some possible Physics related career paths for someone with my background? I just graduated this passed May, so I'm fresh out of the academic world. Are there places in National Labs for people like myself? I live probably no more than an hour or so from the Brookhaven National Lab on Long Island and would like to somehow get involved there. Is such a thing even feasible?

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Given that you're just asking for yourself, this is too specific of a question to be generally useful. –  David Z Jul 25 '11 at 22:59
    
Yea, fair enough, got a good answer anyway :) –  MGZero Jul 25 '11 at 23:47
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OK cool. Also, part of the reason for closing this is that we don't really want to encourage questions about careers and other things that aren't really physics - a few of them are okay, but not too many. For future questions like this, Physics Chat is a good place to bring them up. (I know it's pretty dead most of the time, but you can just post a message there and people will see it and respond to it later) –  David Z Jul 26 '11 at 2:06
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closed as too localized by David Z Jul 25 '11 at 22:58

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Yes - there are places. Most large accelerator complexes like Brookhaven, SLAC, ORNL, etc, have groups dedicated to development of software for accelerator controls and/or data analysis. You can find the relevant job descriptions at the different lab websites and see where you might be a good fit.

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