Career Development

What will you do after graduation?

Physics is an important field of science, with much research taking place - both here in Canada and around the globe. Physics is a valuable asset to everyone. Many companies are actively seeking young people with physics backgrounds. All physicists, whether you have a bachelors degree or a PhD, are valuable and needed!

Having a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics tells a prospective employer that you are able to learn the special skills required in a particular job, and that you can analyze and solve problems by yourself. People with this degree have taken jobs as research assistants or technicians with companies like Xerox, Nortel, and many others. A physics degree can also be used as a stepping stone to further training and careers in teaching, meteorology, engineering, law, medicine, and the health sciences.

The Honours degree is the recognized route to a career as a physicist in many different fields. Employment opportunities exist at the bachelor's level, or after graduate study at the master's or doctoral level, with careers in university teaching, industrial research, government labs, medical physics, oceanography, telecommunications, and many other areas.

Our Certificate in Information Technology (IT) in Physics, which can be obtained as part of any degree in Physics and Atmospheric Science, also helps greatly in finding yourself a good job.

Need more help with career options?

Dalhousie offers career development advice through the Frank G. Lawson Career Information Centre, as well as the Career Services Centre. Find out more about the resources available to you.