Careers in Physics and Astronomy

Careers in Physics range widely and include:

  • Industry technical positions
  • Research and Development at Universities and Government Labs
  • Instructor positions at Colleges and High Schools

Careers in Astronomy and Space Science range widely and include:

  • Conducting observations to study how stars and planet form
  • Designing and building satellites to search for planets around other stars or to visit planets in our own solar system
  • Taking and interpreting observations of distant exploding stars to determine the age and fate of the universe
  • Developing models of orbiting black holes and neutron stars spiraling into each other to explain gamma ray bursts

Physics Salaries (PDF)

career paths in physics