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Is there money in nuclear engineering?
Not talking about super rich, but like getting a job.

I'm a college dropout, making decent money as a software developer.
(Dropped out because i started development 4 years before i started college, i literally wasn't learning anything /g/ hadnt already taught me or researched myself, i now make an OK 45K )

Every day, more and more, i feel i fucked up and went into the wrong field.

Nuclear science is so much more interesting than what i'm currently doing.

I feel like were currently using a sledge hammer to drive finishing nails, in the way that current nuclear power-plants, are run.

Beta voltaics, and the science currently going on with duet-tritium + lasers really fucking interest me, to the point I'm considering going back to school, re-training, then eventually would like to go onboard with nasa designing power-plants for the next rover.

Literal country side powerplants are neat, but not really the field i want to go into, i want to join research teams and risk radiation poisoning to figure out the next big breakthrough, I DO NOT WANT TO END UP AS A FUCKING NURSE.

But would there be jobs waiting for me when i get out of school?
I feel like software development isnt pushing me anymore.
Is this a PHD kinda thing, or a masters kinda thing.

tl:dr how does one get into real nuclear science? Not xray techs and powerplant janitors.
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>>7809864
>Is there money in nuclear engineering?
Oh yes, tons.
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>>7809903
is it "easy" to find a job that doesn't revolve around consumer plants or x-ray technicians?


Space is where it's at, so many variables to consider, would be a lot more challenging than what I currently do for a living.

>couple engineer friends were going to build a cubesat
yay time for me to learn more about space and physics
>they scrapped that idea, and started a "for profit" business instead

fucking a

I just want something of mine to be in space,, it's a serious goal i will eventually achieve, even if its after death and i'm being launched towards the sun. (sub space weather balloons just dont cut it for me)

Starting to see why J.Carmack started the armadillo space group.
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>>7809928
>Starting to see why
Is such a bitch. It's all that apathy.
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