Applied Physics

Physicists study and research physical phenomena. They conduct experiments and analyze the data hoping to find applications for the basic laws of nature. Students in applied physics use their broad background in the fundamental principles of physics to the applications common to research and development activities found in technology- based industries.

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Related Career Titles for Applied Physics

Astronomer

Astrophysicist

Biophysicists

Cardiac Imaging Researcher

Chemist

Computer Programmer

Construction Engineer

Consultant

Data Analyst

Designer Process

Electro-Optical Engineer

Engineer

Engineer Technical Salesperson

Environmental Scientist

Field Engineer

Financial Analyst

Fluids Physicist

Geodesist

Geologist

Geophysicist

Hardware Designer

Health Physicist

Hydrologist

Manager of Information Systems

Materials Scientist

Mathematician

Medical Physicist

Medical Products

Meteorologist

Mineralogist

Molecular Physicist

Nuclear Physicist

Paleontologist

Patent Attorney

Pertrologist

Physicist

Physics Teacher

Plasma Physicist

Private Accountant

Product Manager

Programming Engineer

Research Assistant

Research Director

Research and Development Engineer

Seismologist

Software Engineer

Solid State Physicist

Stratigrapher

Systems Engineer

Technical Recruiter

Technical Writer

 

Industries and Organizations That Hire Applied Physics Majors

Laboratories

Colleges/Universities Research Facilities

U.S. Patent Office Pharmaceutical Companies

Chemical Laboratories

Nuclear Power Plants

NASA

Law Firms

Cardiac Imaging Research Firms

Computer Companies

Engineering Firms

Health Care Facilities

Scientific Journals

Banks

Consulting Firms

Newspapers/Journals

High Schools

Departments of Transportation

Radiological Offices

Testing Labs

Department of Agriculture

Department of Energy Food and Drug Administration

Smithsonian Institution

National Bureau of Standards

 

Web Sites for Applied Physics Majors

Physics Web

American Institute of Physics

Sonoma State University Department of Physics and Astronomy

PhysLINK.com

Physics.njit.edu/careers

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