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Career Opportunities with this Major

In physics, the career opportunities are endless! Our graduates have been successful at finding jobs in prestigious places. We have had graduates do well in finding engineering jobs, since physics and engineering are closely related.

In addition, many of the jobs that require a physics background pay well, which is what you deserve for all of your hard work. Depending on the field you choose, a bachelor’s degree in physics can earn you up to $55,000 per year.

Here are just a few career options for those with a bachelor’s degree in physics:
  • computer science
  • nuclear medicine and radiation therapy
  • engineering
  • geophysics
  • astrophysics
  • project manager
  • oceanography
  • archeology
  • firefighter/EMT

Many of our students decide not to hit the work force right away and continue to get advance degrees. Many of them have become aerospace engineers, technical consultants, meteorologists, and the list goes on.

You can find more at the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

Information about careers in astronomy is provided by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
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Muncie, IN 47306

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