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Old   August 16, 2009, 15:40
Question Undergrad looking for some advice regarding carrer's in fluid's.
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Hi everybody,

I'm an undergrad about to embark on my final year of a Maths BSc. So far ive very much enjoyed what we've touched on fluids (so far, done the standard inviscid and incopressible stuff), and have another module and a dissertation in the area to look forward to in the coming academic year. Although it may be early in the day (I have to survive my undergrad degree first!) I have been looking at Postgrad studies in Fluid's and what kind of jobs are out there (thus bringing me to this site!)

But I have a question to pose to you guys, if it doesn't seem too rude. Is there any money in fluid dynamics? Alot of positions in industry on this website simply state the salary is 'competitive' etc, and the few that have them shown have been 19-26k (although these seem to be junior positions).

I hope I don't have unrealistic expectations, but it seems to me that after the effort and expenditure of aquiring say, a PhD or masters, and effectivley getting a 'first job' at the age of about 26 that pay sounds utterley pathetic! It sounds like, money wise, it would be better to just get a 'normal' job after graduation!

So, what kind of pay bracket can a sucsessfull career in FD lead to?
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Old   August 16, 2009, 19:19
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A successful career in fluid dynamics can conceivably lead to any amount of pay depending on your skills and how hard to care to work.
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