Physicists design and perform experiments with lasers, cyclotrons, telescopes, mass spectrometers, and other equipment. Based on observations and analysis, they attempt to discover and explain laws describing the forces of nature, such as gravity, electromagnetism, and nuclear interactions. Physicists also find ways to apply physical laws and theories to problems in nuclear energy, electronics, optics, materials, communications, aerospace technology, navigation equipment, and medical instrumentation.

A bachelor's degree in physics can lead to careers related to engineering, computer hardware and software, research and technical careers, and education.

Sample Occupations:

  • Engineering
    • Application Engineer
    • Design Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Field Engineer
    • Laser Engineer
    • Manufacturing Engineer
    • Optical Engineer
    • Process Engineer
    • and more!
  • Computer Hardware & Software
    • Analyst
    • IT Consultant
    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Web Developer
    • and more!
  • Research & Technical
    • Lab Assistant
    • Lab Technician
    • Physical Sciences Technician
    • Research Assistant/Associate
    • and more!
  • Education
    • Professor
    • High School Physics/Science Teacher
    • Middle School Science Teacher
    • and more!
  • Other
    • Entrepreneur
    • Military
    • Management
    • Radiographer

Skills Developed from Physics:

  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to investigate and solve problems
  • Communication (written through technical reports/labs and verbal through presentations)
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Computer programming, modeling, simulations
  • Ready to explore
  • Experience with sophisticated and advanced equipment

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