Duties and Responsiblites
- Conduct scientific experiments to test theories
- Do complex computations of data
- Develop new computer software to analyze data and new scientific equipment
- Describe conclusions in terms of mathematics
- Analyze data to measure physical phenomena
They research the properties that determine space, time, energy, and matter by means of mathematics and analyzing research.
Education and Other Certifications
There aren’t really any other certifications to be a physicist. Some jobs in sensitive topics (e.g. nuclear physics) may require people to be U.S. citizens and have a security clearance.
High School Track to be a Physicist
Salary and Workplace
The average salary for a physicist is $110,110 a year. The beginning wage is $51.14 an hour.
A place where someone who was a physicist might work is a laboratory (either small or big), or a office where they would work with their data. They may sometimes go to a laboratory with special equipment for research.
Why I am Interested in Being a Physicist
I think that a have the aptitude/ potential ability to be a physicist. I think this because I am good at math, which is very important, and I am very interested in the research, so I would be able to contribute greatly.
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