What Can You Do with a Career in Physics?

The opportunities are almost too numerous to mention. The American Institute of Physics lists the following examples of physics-related careers:

  • Acoustics engineer
  • Applied optics specialist
  • Astronomer
  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Climate specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • High school teacher
  • Magnetic systems designer
  • Medical physicist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Nuclear safety expert
  • Oceanographer
  • Oil exploration specialist
  • Plasma physicist
  • Pollution control scientist
  • Radiation therapy specialist
  • Robotics engineer
  • Solar physicist
  • Space physicist

NMU Physics Major Brochure

Check out this PDF for more options on what to do with a degree in Physics. 

Who Is Hiring Physics Bachelor’s?

Check out this page for a state-by-state listing of the many employers who recently hired physics bachelor’s into science and engineering positions.

Latest Employment Data for Physicists and Astronomers

Check out this page for reports that provide the latest data on where physicists work and what they do throughout the economy and at different degree levels.

Statistical Research Center home page

Check out this page for current data on education and employment in physics, astronomy, and allied fields, including interactive resources, full reports, and individual graphs and tables.

Page Updated: 7-22-21 by Michelle Nichols