Career Preparation

Preparing for the future

As an Indiana University Physics major, you acquire broad-based skills that prepare you for jobs in many industries: electronics, computer software, financial analysis, high-tech, and more. You might also consider graduate school in physics, biophysics, chemical physics, material science, and other engineering disciplines. The critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills you learn as a student of physics are applicable in any career field.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) conducts extensive studies of the education and careers of physics students. A comprehensive up-to-date review of this data can be found at the AIP Statistical Research Center. This includes the latest employment data for physicists, astronomers and related scientists.

The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center offers information about careers for people with physics degrees. There are many job opportunities offering competitive salaries to both undergraduates and those with advanced degrees.