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What can I do with a degree in physics?

Physics is the ultimate science, underlying all natural phenomena and man-made technologies. That makes Physics the most versatile science when it comes to careers: your degree in Physics opens you up to a huge array of job opportunities across all technical disciplines. First and foremost, the moment you graduate you are officially a budding physicist. That means you have acquired and sharpened your analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills for at least four years. This fact alone makes you the multifaceted candidate so desired by today's demanding industries!

The physics degree allows you to easily pursue a career in any aspect of physics, engineering, molecular biology, microbiology, analytical and physical chemistry, medical science, space exploration, and—YES—market analysis. In case you're wondering about the last item, think of this: the stock market behavior is a time series with sources and sinks, driven by mechanisms similar to those behind atmospheric dynamics, turbulent flow, and quantum fluctuations.

Examples of job titles advertised to physics graduates are:

  • Physicist
  • Research Scientist
  • Research Engineer
  • Materials Scientist / Engineer
  • R&D Engineer / Scientist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Imaging Specialist
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Market Analyst etc.

Furthermore, "non-traditional" science careers have surged in recent years. Thus you can be a science or technology consultant for a large consulting firm or on your own. Or, if you like writing, there are many opportunities for science writing for popular outlets like Scientific American, New Scientist, Popular Science, National Geographic, the New York Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, NPR, PBS, Discovery Channel etc. And last but not least, there's Hollywood, where you can be developing physics-based special effects for the upcoming blockbusters.

In a nutshell, there is no limit in what you can be with a Degree in Physics! Come and check us out!

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