Physics Careers

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Career Opportunities Happening Now

You can find job and internship postings and other opportunities here.

2021 Undergradatuate Career Advisory Board Panel

Recording of the April 16, 2021 Career Advisory Board Panel/Q&A for undergraduate students. 

2021 Graduate Career Advisory Board Panel

Recording of the April 16, 2021 Career Advisory Board Panel/Q&A for graduate students. Introductions not recorded.

Taking Your Next Steps: From Physics Degree to Industry Career

APS interview of an early career physicist who chose to enter industry after her B.S.

The Data Wranglers: A degree in particle physics or astrophysics can lead to a career in data science.

A particle physicist turned data scientist describes how the skills learned by a physicist/astrophysicist translate to a career in data science.

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Physics bachelors one year later

Only 25% of graduates with a bachelor's degree in physics go to graduate school for physics. Many go to graduate school for different fields, but even more, a little over half of all physics bachelor's degree recipients directly enter the workforce! About a third of those people find work in the private sector. You can find information about the kinds of jobs physics bachelors have throughout this website, including on our profiles page for physics bachelors

Many of those who do go on to graduate school also end up finding jobs in industry, and we have career profiles for physics PhDs you can check out here.

COVID-19 Impacts and Resources

If you are looking for information on how COVID-19 is impacting internships and the job market, the CSE Career Center has put together the following document. This document is being updated periodically as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Impacts and Resources

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