Engineering Physics : Careers

Career Information and Further Study

People with degrees in physics typically pursue careers in teaching, research, or some combination of the two. Teaching can be at the high school, community college, college, or university level. University teachers generally also engage in research. People who pursue a non-teaching research career work in industries, such as the computer chip and other electronic high-technology industries, or work in government labs such as Argonne or Brookhaven.

Approximately 90% of physics students go on to graduate school, mostly in physics and/or related research engineering fields, but a significant number go into other areas such as law, medicine, biophysics, and medical physics. Our students regularly get into outstanding graduate schools such as Princeton, Cornell, University of Chicago, MIT, and UB.

Career Information and Further Study

People with degrees in physics typically pursue careers in teaching, research, or some combination of the two. Teaching can be at the high school, community college, college, or university level. University teachers generally also engage in research. People who pursue a non-teaching research career work in industries, such as the computer chip and other electronic high-technology industries, or work in government labs such as Argonne or Brookhaven.

Approximately 90% of physics students go on to graduate school, mostly in physics and/or related research engineering fields, but a significant number go into other areas such as law, medicine, biophysics, and medical physics. Our students regularly get into outstanding graduate schools such as Princeton, Cornell, University of Chicago, MIT, and UB.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:58 EST