By: Matthew Rheaume


Physicists research physical phenomena, devise hypotheses, conduct experiments and draw conclusions from experimental data to explain the world around us. Physicists can work in either applied or theoretical physics, based on their skill set and available career opportunities.

Required Education

Most careers in physics require graduate-level education, especially in theoretical physics.

Skill Set

Requires and lot of time and commitment in the lab and in the field.

Typical Wages

$118,500 anual salary

Job OutLook

Projected job growth 2014- 2024 = 8%