Nanotechnology & Physics Careers: What Can You Do With a Physics Degree?

Majoring in physics is a terrific first step toward a myriad of careers requiring facility with numbers and scientific or technical concepts. While the physicists of yesterday laid the groundwork for stunning advancements in scientific understanding, those of today are leading the technological revolution in several different fields. And by majoring in physics at a university with a history of strong natural science, health science, life science and pharmaceutical science programs, you will be in an ideal position to find careers connecting physics with a variety of other fields, attend graduate school or pursue professional degrees in engineering, medicine and related fields.

In addition to academic, industrial, and government research, private-sector career choices include:

  • Engineer
  • Medical physicist
  • Software designer
  • Educator
  • Science writer
  • Technical writer
  • Finance jobs

Physics also is a wonderful gateway to other scientific disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Materials science
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