Where Do Physics Majors Find Jobs?

Many physics graduates pursue careers that make direct use of their physics training. Because of a broad-based and flexible problem-solving background, physics graduates also find employment in a wide variety of fields, some of which are not directly associated with physics.

  • Aerospace
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Colleges and universities
  • Communications
  • Computer Programming
  • Demolition
  • Electronics
  • Energy (traditional & renewable),
  • Engineering, including robotics
  • Environmental
  • Film and Sound Production
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Geoscience
  • Government agencies
  • High Schools
  • Holography
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial Laboratories
  • Information Technologies
  • Inventions
  • Law firms
  • Management (high-tech sectors)
  • Manufacturing
  • Medicine
  • Military
  • Museums and planetariums
  • Non-profit research centers
  • Nuclear power
  • Petroleum and Mining
  • Professional Health Careers
  • Solar power
  • Wind power
  • Any field requiring numerical & analytic skills

IUPUI physics grads have been employed by:

  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Indiana University
  • International School of Indiana
  • Jackson State University
  • Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS)
  • Portland State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rolls Royce
  • Stanford University
  • Technicolor
  • The Heart Center of Indiana
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Raytheon Co.

IUPUI physics grads have been accepted for post-graduate study at:

  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • IU School of Medicine
  • Purdue University, W. Lafayette
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Yale University,  New Haven, CT