What can I do with a physics degree?
Jobs and Employment Opportunities
Job openings in physics and physics-related areas are posted on the physics bulletin boards, second floor of Gessner Science Hall and third floor of the SciTech Building. Students can also visit the Office of Career and Workforce Development.
Some other sites of interest are:
- From the American Institute of Physics:
- Physics-related job listings from the Society of Physics Students.
- Physics-related job listings from Physics Today.
- Careers in Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond (courtesy of the National Academy of Sciences)
- Physics World job search
- Check out the IEEE Job Site (originally an acronym for "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers") or SPIE (from the International Society for Optical Engineering)
- The American Astronomical Society has provides a Career Services page.
- The Weather Channel has a site that explains all about becoming a meteorologist.
- The National Society of Professional Engineers has a Sightseer's Guide to Engineering
- Check out the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook. It has information on various professions, including Atmospheric Scientists, Physicists and Astronomers and Engineers.
Opportunities for Future Graduate Study
Graduate programs routinely send us information posters regarding their programs, many including an information card that can be sent back for more information, plus information on graduate fellowships (scholarships). These are either posted on the physics bulletin board, second floor of Gessner Science Hall, or stored in room 339 SciTech along with a catalog of every US graduate physics program.
These graduate programs cover more than just physics. For instance, there are programs in:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Health Physics
- Storm Electricity
- Manufacturing and Logistics
- Biophysics and Neuroscience
- Public Affairs
- Environmental Science
- Paper Science
Check out the various paths that are available to a physics major!