- acoustic physicist
- atomic physicist
- computer programmer
Physics is a major branch of the physical sciences and is the study of matter and energy. It is an attentive, hands-on research based field that focuses on the physical sciences in many different aspects including astronomy and biophysics.
Common careers for physics majors:
Accident reconstruction, energy-related, patent law, software and equipment, operations planning, cryogenics, condensed matter, astronautics, aerospace, applied research.
Common job titles held by physics majors include:
- environmental analyst
- medical technologist
- science librarian
Professional skills of physics majors
- ability to organize/analyze scientific data
- ability to operate computers
- ability to make critical observations
- aptitude for details
- ability to conduct/explain scientific research
- proficiency in problem solving
Is a physics major right for you?
Still unsure if you should major in physics? Schedule a session with a career counselor, attend our "Choosing a Major" workshop, and attend career events where you can network with employers that hire physics majors and alumni who majored in physics.