Careers

Since physics is not a narrow professional field, the range of career opportunities is expansive. The strong analytical and computational skills acquired as a physics major prepare students for careers not only the sciences, but also law, business, medicine and engineering. Careers in research and teaching are also popular options for physics majors. Some careers of interest for physics majors include:

  • Aerodynamist
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Airplane pilot
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Biophysicist
  • Educator
  • Geophysicist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Mathematician
  • Metallurgist
  • Meteorological technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Nuclear medical technologist
  • Nuclear technician
  • Optical technician
  • Physicist
  • Physicist technician
  • Radiographer
  • Seismologist