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Careers

The Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science trains graduate students for an incredible range of careers in science. Whether you're looking for a more traditional path through academia or a dynamic research position, opportunities abound.

Below are just a few of the career opportunities for students with a graduate degree in physics or atmospheric science (education in other fields such as medicine may also be necessary):

  • renewable energy researcher
  • science writer or journalist
  • weather forecaster
  • solar energy consultant
  • medical physicist
  • science writer or journalist
  • nuclear physicist
  • materials researcher
  • radar project manager
  • laser fusion scientist
  • radiation protection technician
  • optical spectroscopist
  • television producer
  • computer game designer
  • oceans or coastal scientist
  • X-ray physicist
  • educator
  • product developer