I have a physics degree and getting A+

microwattmicrowatt Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
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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  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Posts: 3,277Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    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.
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMP Posts: 2,480Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    + 1 on the degree. Physics degree is a STEM degree leave it, it's a huge value add.
  • EagerDinosaurEagerDinosaur Posts: 114Member
    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.
  • EANxEANx Posts: 1,078Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I always give a +1 to someone with a STEM/technical degree, as opposed to a humanities major.
  • dmoore44dmoore44 Posts: 646Member
    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.
    Graduated Carnegie Mellon University MSIT: Information Security & Assurance Currently Reading Books on TensorFlow
  • --chris----chris-- Posts: 1,516Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    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.


  • Moldygr33nb3anMoldygr33nb3an Posts: 241Member
    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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  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMP Posts: 2,480Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    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...... ;)
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMP Posts: 2,480Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    EANx wrote: »
    I always give a +1 to someone with a STEM/technical degree, as opposed to a humanities major.

    Humanities get a -1?
  • Hatch1921Hatch1921 Posts: 257Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    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. :)

    Hatch
  • kurosaki00kurosaki00 Posts: 973Member
    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.
    meh
  • Bjcheung77Bjcheung77 Posts: 89Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    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....
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMP Posts: 2,480Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    kurosaki00 wrote: »
    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.
  • jibtechjibtech Posts: 377Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    microwatt wrote: »
    I have ba in physics...

    Y'all kill me.
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