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Physics

Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and attempts to find out how and why physical matter and energy interact. Physics is all around us and is considered to be the foundation of science and technology

Students interested in careers in research or industrial science, astronomy, meteorology, marine sciences, biophysics, geophysics or the health sciences, or those who desire a general background in physics as a foundation for careers in medicine, law or business, may pursue the regular physics degree.

Employment

Physicists like to ask questions and try to find an answer for almost everything. 

Physicists work for research laboratories, universities, private companies, government agencies and the military. 

They teach, do research, and develop new technologies in medicine, communications and computer science as well as contribute in non-technical areas. 

Many physicists are gainfully employed in careers in construction, engineering, transportation and environmental capacities.

Strategies
  • Seek internships in various industries
  • Join a science club or specific physics organizations
  • Read physics or science publications
  • Perform lab experiments
  • Repair items, play board games, solve puzzles
  • Volunteer at a planetarium, observatory or science museum
  • Participate in research within your academic departments