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    Default I have a physics degree and getting A+

    I have ba in physics and was wondering if this would hurt me in finding a job with entry level. should I leave the degree off my resume ?
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    Definitely leave it on. A lot of employers just want to see you have a degree and don't even care what it is in.
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    + 1 on the degree. Physics degree is a STEM degree leave it, it's a huge value add.
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    These days it seems that almost every job requires a degree (in the UK at least), so probably best to leave it on. I reckon a Physics background is a pretty good starting point for most IT roles.
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    I always give a +1 to someone with a STEM/technical degree, as opposed to a humanities major.
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    I work with a few people with hard science (Physics, Chemistry, etc...) degrees, so no, I don't think it'll hurt you at all.
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    I worked with a guy with a BS from MSU in kinesiology, his current employer requires a BS for his position...they did not care what it was. He used to be a junior high gym teacher.


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    That's awesome! Why would you even consider hiding that? People with a STEM degree, almost always have a greater understanding of theory and logic; especially with a background in physics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moldygr33nb3an View Post
    That's awesome! Why would you even consider hiding that? People with a STEM degree, almost always have a greater understanding of theory and logic; especially with a background in physics!
    My daughter is taking Physics in high school and I can barely understand it......
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    Quote Originally Posted by EANx View Post
    I always give a +1 to someone with a STEM/technical degree, as opposed to a humanities major.
    Humanities get a -1?
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    Our Sr. network engineer was a physics teacher.... I would leave it on. As mentioned... it's a STEM degree... you have the mental horsepower to learn and tackle a technical job. This is a huge plus IMO.... keep it on and good luck.

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    Do you have a degree in Physics? Like, a legit BS in physics? Why would you want to go for IT instead of getting something that pays much more ?
    A entry level in mechanical engineering, application engineer, energy engineering will pay twice or more than an entry level job in IT.

    I mean if you really want to go for IT, sure, go for it. Do w/e makes you happy.
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    That's great you've got a degree in physics. If you're looking at A+ as your starting point, that's a good "vendor neutral" exam.
    I would continue onwards with more CompTia exams or other exams that your company pays for. Vendor Neutral first...
    Then you need to "specialize" yourself in a niche of IT. InfoSec, DataBase, VM, Project Management, ITIL, etc.
    Lastly, get the Biz/IT certs that correspond to the niche (or two) you would like to work in, such as VMware & PMP....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurosaki00 View Post
    Do you have a degree in Physics? Like, a legit BS in physics? .
    I was thinking if they did get a legit BS in Physics from an accredited University they are smarter than 95% of this forum, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by microwatt View Post
    I have ba in physics...
    Y'all kill me.
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