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Possible Job Titles -  [Back to Top]

Types of Physicists

  • Acoustics
  • Electro-Magnetic
  • Light
  • Rheologists
  • Astrophysicist
  • Electronic
  • Low Temperature
  • Solid Earth
  • Atomic
  • Elementary Particle
  • Medical
  • Solid State
  • Biophysicists
  • Experimental
  • Molecular
  • Space & Planetary
  • Chemical
  • Fluids
  • Nuclear
  • Temperature
  • Cryogenics
  • Geophysicists
  • Optics
  • Theoretical
  • Crystallographers
  • Health
  • Particle
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Laser
  • Plasma
  • Vacuum

Job Titles Of Physics Majors

  • Aero dynamist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Ice Scientist
  • Solar Energy Physicist
  • Photo-optics Technician
  • Agronomist
  • Information Scientist
  • Photogrammetric Engineer
  • Airplane Dispatcher
  • Instrument Maker
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Airplane Pilot/Navigator
  • Instrumental Technician
  • Physical Scientist
  • Architect

More Job Titles

  • Laboratory Tester
  • Physician
  • Ballistics Experts
  • Laser Technician
  • Physicist Technician
  • College Teacher
  • Librarian, Special
  • Police Chemist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Management Trainee
  • Radiological Technologist
  • Computer-Systems Engineer
  • Manufacturers' Rep
  • Safety Manager
  • Consultant
  • Mech. Engineering Technician
  • Salesperson, Scientific Apparatus
  • Crime Laboratory Analyst
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Seismologist
  • Criminalist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Stress Analyst
  • Curator/Natural History
  • Metallurgist
  • Teacher, Science
  • Editor (Science)
  • Meteorologist
  • Technical Secretary
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Writer Technical
  • Geodetic Computer Technician
  • Nuclear Technicians
  • Zoologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Optometrist
  • Industrial Health Engineer
  • Pharmacologist

Related Occupations

  • Astronomer
  • Geographer
  • Mathematician
  • Oceanographer
  • Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Science Technician

*Denotes need for additional education.


Typical Places of Employment -  [Back to Top]

  • Astronaut Corps
  • US Dept of the Interior
  • Nonprofit Research Groups
  • Chemical Companies
  • Federal Government (Army, Navy, etc.)
  • Oilfields
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Patent Law Firms
  • Electronic Firms
  • Laboratories
  • Power Plants
  • Engineering Firms
  • Museums
  • Private Industry (IBM, Allied, etc.)
  • US Dept of Agriculture
  • National Aeronautics & Space
  • Administration
  • Research & Development Firms
  • US Dept of Commerce
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • School Boards
  • US Dept of Defense
  • State & Local Governments

Required Skills and Abilities  -  [Back to Top]


  • Performing ambiguous or abstract tasks
  • Solving problems through thinking
  • Working independently
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Collecting and organizing data
  • Conducting research and analyses
  • Doing scientific or laboratory work

Alumni Resources  -  [Back to Top]

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

ALUMNI NAME GRAD. DATE CURRENT JOB ORGANIZATION
Christopher Crue 2002 Researcher - Physicist Battelle Memorial Institute
Jeffrey Reddish 1987   NASA
Richard Woitkowiak 2000 Systems Performance Engineer Nextel
Glenn Silbert 1991 Owner GS Computers Plus LLC


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