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Physics examines the fundamental principles that govern natural phenomena, ranging in scale from collisions of subatomic particles, through the behavior of solids, liquids, and biomolecules, to exploding stars and colliding galaxies. In addition to work in industrial, government, or high-technology laboratories, students may find opportunities in such fields as biological physics, computer science, geophysics, medical and radiation physics, and engineering. Many physics majors pursue advanced degrees in physics and related fields.
Concentrations: Physics, Biomedical Physics, Pre-Med/Health, Applied Physics
|Biophysics technician||Optical engineer|
|Geophysicist*||Physics professor (College)*|
|Intellectual property/patent attorney*||Physics teacher|
|Inventor*||Product development specialist|
|Laboratory technician||Research physicist|
|Medical physicist*||Science writer|
Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.
|Armed Services||Instrumentation and Optics Firms|
|Colleges and Universities||Public and Private Schools|
|Energy Companies||Research Institutes and Laboratories|
|Engineering Firms||State/Federal Government|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
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The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
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