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Old 02-08-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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SAS and Perl are fairly well known.
Ok, so what should I study? All of those I mentioned?
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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No labs.
Medical physics = health physics, radiation physics.
I actually tried to go into that once with laser-based proton beam generation for radiation therapy, but there was not enough funding for me.


I feel a need to start a new thread...
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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I actually tried to go into that once with laser-based proton beam generation for radiation therapy, but there was not enough funding for me.


I feel a need to start a new thread...
Who hires people with a theoretical physics background outside academia?
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Ok, so what should I study? All of those I mentioned?
Java and SQL are the most transportable across platforms. I'll EM you some links to some JAVA and SQL tutorials from my work PC (not sure if they're allowed in threads).
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:40 AM
 
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I spent a lot of time only coding in MATLAB. I suppose that's more obscure than python, Java or C, but I have seen some employers asking for R or SAS or Perl.


I'm trying to work on Java right now, but good exercises in the object oriented parts seem hard to come by. I'm considering just buying a course textbook to go through on the weekends.





Thanks!

Government labs mostly, or private sector? And who hires those with only a background in theoretical/computational/numerical physics with at most a smidgin of lab experience?
If you can code in MATLAB, SAS is very easy to learn. R has a bit of a learning curve, but is open source, so it's fairly easy to learn on your own.
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Old 02-09-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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If you can code in MATLAB, SAS is very easy to learn. R has a bit of a learning curve, but is open source, so it's fairly easy to learn on your own.

Especially since there is so much more GUI.


It doesn't matter what language, once a person knows 1 or 2 and with enough experience, it's knowing what available with the different tools. I learned MATLAB in college and started my 2nd co-op job learning SAS. Pharmaceuticals company used to love SAS.


Knowing a language is one thing but knowing how to use it in the business is another.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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Mine was $49,000 ten year ago, here 250k buy you a 7000 sq ft house on ten acres
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:43 PM
 
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Gee, and we only just paid $68k for our house.


$250k here would buy you a 10 BR 5 Bath 3 car garage house on the river, but It is a fickle neighbor,and I wouldn't want to live near it.

If not paying more than $250 is fine for you, then don't do it. SImple as that.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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W-e-l-l, after the devaluation of the paper dollard, 5000:1, that 250,000 paper dollard house becomes $49.99.
Still a bit steep, being that there's only $9 per capita (coining all the gold in Ft. Knox).
But the prices are approaching 1890 -1900 timeframe (or MONOPOLY game prices) - somewhere between Mediterranean and Baltic Ave ($60).
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:00 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I got the cheapest house I could find that was livable (no repairs needed to move in) and in a safe area. My wife and I was able to do that for $55k. Nearly 1 year in I have no regrets. Would I prefer a nicer neighborhood where my neighbors didn't burn their trash in the backyard? Sure. But even a cheap house is so much better than renting and dealing with crooked rental companies who get you for every penny.


The downside to going cheap is limited resale value. But a cheap house means you pay less property tax. Our monthly payment is $400 and that includes the mortgage, property tax, and insurance. With student loans it is the only way to have a decent lifestyle. I feel that having a monthly payment so low that 1 person getting unemployment could cover the monthly payment is the best security blanket you can have.
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