I have a question about the required education to become a quant nowadays (post-2008 financial crisis). I am seeing a lot of differing opinions on this, and contradictory information from job search websites. I would like to become a quant, and I believe this would be the best application of my skills (as opposed to another financial career path, such as trading). I am deciding whether it is better to pursue a PhD in physics or math, or to go for the MFE. I've read many of the postings on here, and it seems that most people would suggest the MFE, but when I look at job postings (such as on efinancialcareers), I find that many positions require a PhD in physics or math. What would you suggest?