Exploring and Navigating your Physics & Astronomy Career Journey

With a degree in Physics, students can pursue careers in research and development, science, engineering, education, medicine, law, business, and the military. Graduate School Studies in various fields provide broader opportunities. Exploring the resources below provides you with insights into the world of work and resources to prepare for applications and interviews, whether pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, or exploring fields and programs for graduate school.


Explore the following resources to better understand and navigate your job, internship, undergraduate research, and graduate school search.

Common Job Titles Depending on Level of Education Earned:

  • Accelerator Operator
  • Applications Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Design Engineer
  • High School Physics Teacher
  • IT Consultant
  • Lab Technician
  • Laser Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Research Associate/Assistant
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Specialist/Technical Writer
  • Web Developer
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Geophysicist
  • Medical Physicist/Health Physicist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Professor
  • Computational Physicist

Examples of Companies Hiring Interns:

Accenture, Air Force Research Laboratory, Ajax Tocco Magnethermic, Battelle, Boeing, CAR Technologies, LLC, Center for Automotive Research, Cisco Systems, Cook Nuclear Plant, Electroscience Laboratory, Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station, General Electric Aviation, Great American Financial Resources, Honda Research and Development, Americas, Inc., IBM, Idaho National Laboratory, ITT Industries, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, JP Morgan Chase, Meyer Sound, Inc., Microsoft, NASA, Nationwide Financial, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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