What is Physics? Related Career Titles
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What is Physics?

Physics is the discipline of Science dealing with the properties of matter and energy. Includes; acoustics, atomic physics, cryogenics, electromagnetism, elementary particle physics, fluid dynamics, geophysics, mathematical physics, mechanics, molecular physics, nuclear physics, optics, plasma physics, quantum physics, solid state physics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics. It is the branch of science concerned with the study of properties and interactions of space, time, matter and energy.

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Related Career Titles

Acoustics Physicist Geodesist National Laboratory Research
Aerodynamist Geophysicist Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Aerospace Testing High-Tech Designer Nuclear Physicist
Astronomer Hydrologist Nuclear Power Plant Mgr
Astrophysicist Industrial Hygienist Medical Devices Designer
Atomic Physicist Laboratory Technician Physicist
Biophysicist Lawyer, Technology Specialty Physics Researcher
Cardiac Imaging Researcher Mathematician Physiognomist
Chemical Physicist Teacher Plasma Physicist
Computer Specialist Medical Physicist Process Engineer
Computer System Engineer Medical Products Designer Radiological Laboratory Director
Engineer Meteorologist Research & Development
Fluids Physicist Molecular Physicist Technical Salesperson
Research Assistant Seismologist Technical Writer
Satellite Data Analyst Solid Earth Physicist Test Engineer
Satellite Missions Analyst Solid State Physicist Technical Consultant
Science Teacher Stratigrapher Air Traffic Controller
Science Writer Agriculture Scientist Environmental Health Specialist
Automotive Engineer Environmental Analyst Industrial Hygienist
Forensic Scientist Health Physicist Optometrist
Occupational Safety Specialist Oceanographer Systems Analyst
Quality Control Manager Scientific Photographer Television Chief Engineer
Technical Illustrator Particle Accelerator Operations Analyst

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Related Major Skills

Investigation Communication Computational Technical
Define research problems Develop & write research proposals Measure distances/
Design equipment
Develop research models Review scientific literature Perform
Identify/classify materials
Establish hypotheses Summarize research findings Mathematical modeling Observe data
Gather/analyze data Inform, explain, instruct Maintain records Establish experimental designs
Evaluate ideas Prepare technical reports Utilize math
Use instruments
See relationships among factors Draw meaningful conclusions

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Job & Internship Search Sites

Handshake -- UNCW's Online Job & Career Portal

Job Search Resources

Physics Jobs Online

TIPTOP Jobs Online

Physics and Astronomy Online

Association of Science-Technology Centers - job listings

Jobs in Optics

Education America Network

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Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

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Careers with Physics

Physics Careers

Get a Physics Degree and See the World

Career Fields

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center-Career planning resources in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and healthcare.

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Professional Association Links

American Institute of Physics

American Astronomical Society

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

American Physical Society

Institute of Physics

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Miscellaneous Resources

Physics World

Physics Central - brought to you by the American Physical Society

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