Careers

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.  

Aerospace engineer

Astronaut

Astronomer

Astrophysicist

Cosmologist

Flight management analyst

Planetarium guide

Space program manager

Chemical technologist

Materials Scientist

Molecular physicist

Nanotechnologist

Nuclear physicist

Research scientist

College instructor

High school teacher

Laboratory instructor

Laboratory technician

Science museum curator

Research scientist

University professor

Aerospace engineer

Computer engineer

Biomedical engineer

Electrical engineer

Instrument designer

Laboratory technician

Materials engineer

Photon scientist

System support

Data analyst

Investment analyst

Operations research

Patent attorney

Policy Consultant

Project manager

Science journalist

Science librarian

Technical sales

Technical writer

Biomedical engineer

Biophysicist

Medical doctor

Population biologist

Research scientist

Artificial intelligence dev.

CGI developer

Computer engineer

Software engineer

Database administrator

Information specialist

Systems analyst

Nuclear medicine technologist

Nuclear physicist

Particle physicist

Photodynamic therapist

Radiation therapist

Radiologist

Atmospheric scientist

Climatologist

Environmental scientist

Geophysicist

Hydrologist

Meteorologist

Science consultant

Seismologist

Biomedical engineer

Medical doctor

Radiologist

Medical physicist

Technical sales

Ultrasound technician

X-ray technologist

Some general information on physics careers is available at the links below.