physics lab

Some examples of careers for physics majors include:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerospace testing
  • Air traffic controller
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Atomic physicist
  • Automotive engineer
  • Biophysicist
  • Cardiac imaging researcher
  • Chemical physicist
  • Computer system engineer
  • Engineer
  • Environmental analyst
  • Environmental health
  • Fluids physicist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geodesist
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Lawyer, technology specialty
  • Mathematician
  • Medical devices designer
  • Medical physicist
  • Meteorologist
  • Molecular physicist
  • National laboratory research
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Nuclear physici
  • Nuclear power plant manager
  • Occupational safety specialist
  • Oceanographer
  • Particle accelerator operations
  • Physicist
  • Physics researcher
  • Physiognomist
  • Plasma physicist
  • Quality control manager
  • Radiological laboratory director
  • Research & development
  • Satellite missions analyst
  • Seismologist
  • Solid state physicist
  • Stratigrapher
  • Systems analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical illustrator
  • Technical writer
  • Test engineer

Many of our students continue their studies in M.S. or Ph.D. programs.


Rutgers University Career Services: Career Opportunities for Majors in Physics