Physicist Career Field


Physicists are scientists who study and research scientific principles governing laws of motion, energy, structure, and the interactions of matter. They study theoretical areas like time and the universe’s origins. Their research is used to create new materials and ways of manufacturing both electronic devices and even medical equipment.

Educational Requirements

Master’s Degree (2 years beyond bachelor’s degree) in Physics or similar field
Doctorate Degree (6 years of college) in Physics or similar field

Most jobs as a professional physicist require a doctorate degree. Some master’s degree holders in physics qualify for some jobs in applied research and development. With a bachelor’s degree, graduates can find jobs as research assistants or in other physics-related occupation such as technicians.

Educational Courses

Atomic physics
Quantum mechanics

Employment Statistics

Number Employed physicists in 2008: 15,600
Projected Employment of physicists through 2018: 18,100
Average Annual Pay for physicists in 2008: $102,890

Great Colleges

Western Governor’s University
Ellis University
DeVry University
Broadview University
University of Phoenix

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