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It is never too early to start planning your future in physics. Whether you are just starting your degree or are in the last stages, take a look at these resources to help you gain a better understanding of what to do once you have your diploma

Popular Career Titles

Popular Career Titles

Below is a list of common job titles help by physics graduates. Use this list to help steer your job search.

  • Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Laser Engineer
  • Associate Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Field Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Product Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Research Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • General Engineer
  • Technical Services Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Support Staff
  • Analyst
  • High School Physics Teacher
  • High School Science Teacher
  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Research Technician
  • Lab Technician
  • Lab Assistant
  • Accelerator Operator
  • Physical Sciences Technician

Figuring out the basics

Figuring out the basics

Research Areas - Look over the different areas within physics. Once you know what area interests you most, you will have a sense of what career will fit you best.

Physicist Profiles - Review profiles of individuals who are already in a career. This will help you to determine what careers would suit your interests and also what it takes to get there.

Consider Graduate School - Depending on your area of interest, you may need a graduate degree. Use GradSchoolShopper to look-up the different graduate schools that thrive in your field.

Network - Whether you want to go into the private sector or pursue a PhD, you'll need recommendations.


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