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Careers in Physics

The skills you learn by studying physics will not only help you develop innovative solutions to complicated problems in the world of physics (and beyond), but they're also the gateway to a whole world of exciting and rewarding career possibilities.

Our alumni are enjoying a variety of physics-related careers, including:

  • Research assistant for the Air Force at Northrop Grumman
  • Project engineer at Hospira pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Technician with U.S. Heart Care
  • Teachers in schools around the state of Kansas

Several alumni have chosen to continue their study of physics by going into Ph.D. programs at universities like Texas A & M and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The study of Physics also prepares you to tackle society's problems through many other exciting, relevant careers in a variety of fields.

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Computer Programmer
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Genetic Engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Nuclear Power Plant Project Manager
  • Science Writer
  • Seismologist

For more information about careers for Physics majors, contact the Department of Physics to speak with a faculty advisor.

Physics Career & Internship Resources

Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center
American Physical Society Career Page
American Physical Society Internships Page
Physics Today Job Board
American Astronomical Society Internships Page

Engineering School Resources

Best Engineering Schools (U.S. News & World Report 2015 Rankings)
Kansas State University Engineering Program
University of Kansas Engineering Program
Wichita State University Engineering Program

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