Physics Employment Trends

Physicists are in High Demand across the nation

Many have referred to to Physics as the “quintessential liberal arts” degree of technology because physics majors find careers in fields such as computer science, engineering, research and development.  Others call it the “Swiss Army Knife” degree because of the broad skillset students acquire by  majoring in physics.  Physics majors have a reputation for solid mathematical skills, strong problem solving ability, and good work ethic.  It is these fundamental skills that allow them to work successfully in so many different areas.  The graphs below, from the American Institute of Physics (AIP), show the broad range of career paths taken by students with an undergraduate degree in physics.