A physics degree can lead to a career as a researcher, entrepreneur, engineer, or teacher. Studying physics gives you the tool-set necessary to tackle challenging problems in a wide variety of fields.
A recent study, carried out by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs states:
"[...] nearly all physics majors who seek employment after completing their bachelor’s degrees find a job of some sort. Only 4% of majors graduating in 2011 and 2012 were unemployed one year after graduation, and only 6.2% of physics graduates ages 22 to 27 were unemployed in 2014 [...]. While the average unemployment rate in the overall economy was around 10% during the 2007−2008 period, it was only 6.8% for those holding physics degrees."
The National Society of Physics Students has put together an excellent “Careers Toolbox” for undergraduate physics students that analyzes recent employment trends for physics alumni and the steps necessary to transition into industry, graduate school, and the education field.
The Department of Physics at Saint Anselm College has a long history of educating leading scientists, engineers, and teachers in the liberal arts tradition. Our alumni go onto work in a wide range of fields and receive graduate degrees in science and engineering.
DEKA Research and Development
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
NH Department of Transportation
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Georgia Institute of Technology
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute