Physicists "The Study of Creation"

by Sasha Bouyear

Basic Information

  • Study matter and energy
  • Have good research and analytical skills
  • Often specialize in a subfield
  • Are heavy computer users.
  • Work alone most of the time
  • Most have a doctoral degree
  • Earn $83,570 per year (national average)
  • Many teach physics and medical physics at colleges and universities.
  • Do research to help develop new products.
  • Do basic research to increase scientific knowledge such as examining the structures of atoms and the nature of gravity.

Pros & Cons

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High School Courses

  • Calculus
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Public Speaking
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Physical Science
  • Advanced Placement Physics I
  • Advanced Placement Physics II
  • Advanced Placement Chemistry

Calculus, Advanced Calculus, and Statistics and Probability will help when working with complex equations while working on certain experiments. Public Speaking will help when introducing or revealing new subtances or particles. The chemistry classes will help when creating substances to sell or use to discover mass and energy. The physics classes help to give a better understanding of the works and physicists and help to introduce new experiences and learn new things.

College Courses

  • Calculus
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Differential Equations
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • English Composition
  • General Chemistry
  • Instrumental Methods
  • Modern Experimental Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Optics and Wave Phenomena
  • Quantum and Atomic Physics
  • Scientific Computer Programming
  • Special Relativity
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Calculus, Scientific Computer Programing, Instrumental Methods, and Different Equations will help to understand computer functions and use math to solve problems that a physicist might encounter. Electricity and Magnetism, and Optics and Wave Phenomena are supposed to have a physicist study the science of electricity, waves, and magnetism to create something new. English Composition, Special Relativity, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, and Classical Mechanics are to help a physicist make predictions and write articles on specific experiments, while also to understand certain objects while presenting new ones to the world. Modern Experimental Physics, Modern Physics, and Quantum and Atomic Physics will help to introduce someone to the basics of physics. General Chemistry will help to analyze different substances by changing its chemical structure to help understand it and even use it.

Top 3 Colleges


Physicists use multiple principles, laws, and theories that cover matter and energy to answer and solve problems in science, industry, and medicine. Some do research to increase our knowledge of the universe such as examining atoms and the nature of gravity. Other physicists research to create products. Some of them design electronic circuits, lasers, and other equipment and processes. A few others work with quality control in the manufacturing industry. They earn $83,570 per year and are usually provided their own lab based on their importance.


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