Studying physics can open a whole array of different careers. Because physics is a basic science, the principles are used in many scientific applications. Studying physics at the undergraduate level gives you a basic training that can be used in any number of different ways.
Engineering and Computer Science
You could decide that you?d like to work in the engineering field. May electronic engineers start by studying physics at the undergraduate level, and then use graduate qualifications to learn more of the applications of physics in electronics. This can give you entry into commercial electronic engineering, computer hardware and semiconductor design and fabrication, and research and development. You could decide that you want to be a materials scientist, working with new materials for all kinds of commercial and scientific use.
Many people study physics and then work in healthcare applications, such as radiology. The applications of physics in medicine are numerous. Many healthcare consultants have a background in physics. Many people also stay in academia after their education, either to teach or to lecture, or to do fundamental or applied research, pushing back the boundaries of knowledge in this essential area of science.
Physics is the gateway to many of the scientific areas that we use, and your education in physics opens up this gateway for you.
Publish date: February 10, 2011