Switzerland is famed for its financial arrangements both nationally and internationally. Its tax rates may at first seem complicated, but there are benefits if the rules are followed. This article examines how taxes work in Switzerland.
Physicists working in the private sector can expect a salary significantly higher than average. If physicists remain in teaching and research, diverse opportunities are available, but are associated with a fairly average income.
Academics like to look down their nose at colleagues who are committed networkers. But they fail to understand that connections are essential for a successful career in academia too.
A doctoral degree will certainly only help you to become rich in an idealistic sense. The first contract for a PhD position should have a term of at least one year - after which, graduates are rewarded with their first salary increase.