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
AAAS Next Wave - Job listings from Science magazine and career trends in Science
Laser Focus World Career Listing Service - Job listings with an emphasis on optics, lasers and fiber optics industry
The Exploratorium - a museum of science, art, and human perception with over 650 interactive "hands on" exhibits.