I Want to be a Physicist

By Casey D.

What is a Physicist?

A physicist is a scientist who studies the physical properties of matter and how they relate and interact with each other. A physicist:

  • Analyzes data
  • Describes the data they detect
  • Express the measurements they collect in mathematical terms.
  • Conducts research
  • Experiments


Who Needs the Services of Physicists?

People who need the services of physicists include:

  • Other scientists, because physicists try to figure out a wide variety of things.
  • Teachers, so that they can teach their students up-to-date information.
  • The general public, so they can stay informed.


How Can We Find Out How a Day in the Life of a Physicist Looks Like?

We can shadow a physicist, write them a letter or an email, or watch a video online. An example of two events in a day for a physicist is using and applying math to solve problems, and to make decisions.


What is the Education Required For This Career?

They need a bachelors degree, a master's degree and a doctorate (PhD). Also, high-schoolers should take classes in science and math. Physicists, on average, make $117,040 a year.


Why Would Someone Want to be a Physicist?

Someone would want to be a physicist because they love science, math, technology and engineering, and also if they are inquisitive.


What is the Toughest Job Demand for this Field?

This job requires a lot of mathematical research, and that in my mind is the toughest job demand.


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