What Do Physics Majors Do?


Physics is a strong base for many careers, including those outside the sciences. Many students use the physics major as a springboard for rewarding careers in areas such as finance, law, and education. The majority of physics majors do go on into scientific careers, however. Roughly one third of our graduates pursue graduate study in physics, obtaining masters and doctorates in physics. Another one third of our graduates pursue advanced studies in a closely related field such as engineering, medicine, or other related science. Another one-third of our graduates find jobs using their physics backgrounds and work as engineers, computer scientists, laboratory specialists, etc.

Photo: Physics majors doing outreach at a local middle school