What can I do with my PHYSICS degree?

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.


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Physics   Department of Chemistry and Physics
    College of Science and Technology
    On Campus: Pursley Hall, Room 210
    Telephone: 985-549-2159

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