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Careers in Physics and Astronomy

Working in the field of Physics requires analytical and technical knowledge, combined with an understanding of the theories and principles driving this complex scientific field.

As a physicist or astronomer, you can seek opportunities in schools and universities, or research laboratories within the public sector conducting experiments, analyzing data, and developing computer models to help further our knowledge of this essential discipline.

Your duties may also include preparing lesson plans, grading student assignments, writing reports, papers and articles for peer-reviewed journals or magazines, as well as crafting grant proposals that allow for further exploration into physics research.

Overall, working in physics will allow you to make valuable contributions to our knowledge base as well as directly influencing educational outcomes through teaching.

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Physics and Astronomy Career Profiles

Last Updated: 4/8/24