Physics students are qualified to work in a wide range of careers, but few of the careers actually have "physics" in the job title. Some of the major industries are aerospace, biology, chemistry, computing, education, energy and nuclear, engineering and technology, environment and climate, legal and financial, and medical. We've provided some example job titles under each of these heading below. The list is not exhaustive. For example, Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany and her undergraduate degree was in physics from the University of Leipzig. You control your future and your career choice is up to you.
Flight management analyst
Space program manager
Artificial intelligence dev.
High school teacher
Science museum curator
Nuclear medicine technologist
Some general information on physics careers is available at the links below.
- Physics: One Major, Endless Possibilities
- SFU Physics LinkedIN profile with lots of local employers
- Teaching Physics in elementary and high schools
- American Institute of Physics (AIP) career network web site
- Canadian Association of Physics (CAP) careers and jobs web site
- Physics Career Night April 2006 (PDF)