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

Aerodynamist

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab Technician

Aerospace Nondestructive Testing

Nuclear Physicist

Analyst

Nuclear Power Plant Project Manager

Astronomer

Operations Analyst

Astrophysicist

Optical Medical Devices Designer

Atomic Physicist

Particle Accelerator

Biophysicist

Physicist

Cardiac Imaging Researcher

Physics Researcher

Chemical Physicist

Physiognomist

Computer Specialist

Plasma Physicist

Fluids Physicist

Process Engineer

Geodesist

Radiological Laboratory Director

Geophysicist

Research & Development Scientist

High Tech Designer, Oil Industry

Research Assistant

Hydrologist

Satellite Data Analyst

Industrial Hygienist Lawyer, Technology Speciality

Science Teacher

Laboratory Technician

Science Writer

Math & Physics Teacher

Seismologist

Mathematician

Solid Earth Physicist

Medical Physicist

Stratigrapher

Medical Products Designer

Technical Consultant

Meteorologist

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
physics@southeastern.edu