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What can I do with my PHYSICS degree?

Employers of Physics Majors

  • Colleges and Universities

  • Observatories, Planetariums & Science Museums

  • Nonprofit Research Centers

  • Industry, including aerospace, electronics, communications, instrumentation, biotechnology, and automobile.

  • Federal Government Agencies such as NASA, Smithsonian Institute, Astrophysical

  • Observatory, U.S. Naval Observatory and U. S. Naval Research Laboratory

Related Occupations for Physics Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Acoustics Physicist

National Laboratory Research Administrator


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab Technician

Aerospace Nondestructive Testing

Nuclear Physicist


Nuclear Power Plant Project Manager


Operations Analyst


Optical Medical Devices Designer

Atomic Physicist

Particle Accelerator



Cardiac Imaging Researcher

Physics Researcher

Chemical Physicist


Computer Specialist

Plasma Physicist

Fluids Physicist

Process Engineer


Radiological Laboratory Director


Research & Development Scientist

High Tech Designer, Oil Industry

Research Assistant


Satellite Data Analyst

Industrial Hygienist Lawyer, Technology Speciality

Science Teacher

Laboratory Technician

Science Writer

Math & Physics Teacher



Solid Earth Physicist

Medical Physicist


Medical Products Designer

Technical Consultant


Technical Salesperson

Molecular Physicist

Test Engineer

Preparing for a Job in Physics

  1. Get involved in a research project.

  2. Gain experience through volunteer work.

  3. Prepare to earn an advanced degree.


Links for Physics Majors


More Info from Career Services


Contact Information

Department of Chemistry and Physics
Pursley Hall Room 210
Tel: 985-549-2159