Physics

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team.  This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major.  However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with an Physics major.  Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job.  Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.
 
Related Career Titles for Physics Majors
 

Acoustics Physicist Geodesist National Laboratory Research Administrator Research Assistant
Aerodynamist Geophysicist Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab Technician Satellite Data Analyst
Aerospace Nondestructive Testing Analyst High-Tech Designer, Oil Industry Nuclear Physicist Satellite Missions Analyst
Astronomer Hydrologist Nuclear Power Plant Project Manager Science Teacher
Astrophysicist Industrial Hygienist Optical Medical Devices Designer Science Writer
Atomic Physicist Laboratory Technician Particle Accelerator Operations Analyst Seismologist
Biophysicist Lawyer, Technology Specialty Physicist Solid Earth Physicist
Cardiac Imaging Researcher Mathematician Physics Researcher Solid State Physicist
Chemical Physicist Mathematics and Physics Teacher Physiognomist Stratigrapher
Computer Specialist Medical Physicist Plasma Physicist Technical Consultant
Computer System Engineer Medical Products Designer Process Engineer Technical Salesperson
Engineer Meteorologist Radiological Laboratory Director Technical Writer
Fluids Physicist Molecular Physicist Research & Development Scientist Test Engineer

Physics Web Sites

Physicists and Astronomers (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1996-97)

A Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers

PhysLinks:  Physics Resources on the WWW

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

AAAS Next Wave - Job listings from Science magazine and career trends in Science

Physics Careers Bulletin Board

Honeywell

American Institute of Physics

American Institute of Physics Weekly News

American Physical Society

Institute of Physics

The Geophysical Union

The Internet Pilot to Physics

American Physical Society Careers/Employment Information

Laser Focus World Career Listing Service - Job listings with an emphasis on optics, lasers and fiber optics industry

Realities of the Physics Job Market

Texas Instruments Job Opportunities

Physics Careers

The Exploratorium - a museum of science, art, and human perception with over 650 interactive "hands on" exhibits.

Physics Department at St. Lawrence University