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Careers in Physics

A physics degree prepares you to be successful in a variety of careers from research to inventing to law. Find out about the diversity of physics by exploring the many careers and opportunities available to physics graduates.

Resources Specific to Physics

APS Physics Logo
APS Physics Career Guidance

SPS Careers Toolbox
SPS Careers Toolbox
Society of Physics Students Careers Toolbox can help with exploring options and finding opportunities in Physics.

Grad School Shopper Logo
Grad School Shopper has many tools to help with your graduate school search.

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Physics.org Careers
Use Physics.org to learn how physics is the route to many careers. View profiles of people with physics degrees and get valuable information to help with career planning.

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IOP.org Careers

Explore the Institute of Physics, IOP, website to find out about the many career opportunities that are available to physics graduates.

Duquesne Support

Debra Saffer - Assistant Director/Career Development for Science
Debra Saffer
Assistant Director/ Career Consultant for Science, Engineering and Health Care

Duquesne University Center for Career Development
The Center for Career Development can help you plan for a successful career in physics. DuquesneCareer Advisers can help with individual career counseling, finding internships, career management and much more.

External Resources


Candid Career
Get an inside scoop on careers from professionals.

IEEE Careers in Physics

IEEE Student Services
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. Use IEEE to get help with planning your career path.

Imagine Pittsburgh

Imagine Pittsburgh
Visit Imagine Pittsburgh to browse through opportunities available in Pittsburgh.

LinkedIn Higher Education
LinkedIn Higher Education

Resources to let students know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help them get started.

National Society of Black Physicists

National Society of Black Physicists: NSBP
NSBP is the largest and most recognizable organization devoted to the African American physics community. Get information on scholarship opportunities, useful links, and NSBP membership.

Women in Science at Duquesne University

Women in Science at Duquesne University
Women in Science at Duquesne University (WIS@DU) promotes and supports women in basic and applied sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics career paths at Duquesne University.

Women in STEM Guide at Duquesne University

Women in STEM Guide at Duquesne University
A guide that features many at Duquesne and elsewhere who have made a difference or are making a difference in the STEM fields.