I’m finishing my MSc degree next year in theoretical (mathematical) physics. This year however, I got into another MSc program at a different university in mathematics (theoretical PDE stuff, nothing numerical which might have been beneficial in finance and not really beneficial for what I do in physics). After completing my first degree I’m not looking to join a PhD program. Instead I’d rather get a job. I’m wondering if a second degree, the one in mathematics would really help me get a better job in quantitative finance or any job in fact? Is it worth it to study for one more extra year instead of getting work experience? Funding isn’t a problem (Higher education is free in my country).

I would really like to get opinion from someone who transitioned from MSc degree in physics to quantitative finance or did two similar degrees without doing a PhD.

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