Careers in Physics

Physics influences society and changes our world. Become a researcher, developer, science, engineer. Or work in education, medicine, law, business or the military. Whatever you choose, let us help you get there. Explore internship, employment and graduate school opportunities below.


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Internships are available for Physics majors. Visit the Classroom to Career Hub to learn more about the internship process.

Full Time Employment

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What can you do with your Physics degree?

  • Biophysicist
  • Seismologist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Molecular Physicist
  • Chemical Physicist
  • Ballistics Expert
  • Astronomy
  • Condensed Matter Physicist
  • Engineer (Aerospace Civil, Electrical)
  • Software Engineer
  • High School teacher
  • Finance
  • Cryptography
  • Medical Imaging
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Sales Engineer
  • Satellite Data Analyst/Engineer
  • Science Writer
  • Project Manager

In addition, our graduates have gone on to work as

  • Engineers
  • Graduate Students in Physics Departments
  • High School Teachers
  • Software Analysts

Graduate School

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Our graduates have gone to pursue higher degrees at the following universities:

  • University of Denver
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Careers in Physics

Have more career questions?

Connect with your Career Specialist & CLAS Liaison, Bessie Nolan

Bessie advises CLAS students on their job and internship searches, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, interview preparation, graduate school applications, and almost anything career-related! She also develops programming to address the specific needs of students studying the arts and sciences. She focuses her programming on career exploration and development, as well as helping students identify and articulate the skills they have built in their coursework that they will need in the workforce.

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