A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for physics majors.

First Jobs

  • Deep learning software intern, iRobot, Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Golf research and testing technician, Bridgestone Golf
  • Software engineer, Uber
  • Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Germany
  • Software engineer, Vecna Medical Technologies, Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Coding program participant, Horizons Schools of Technology, San Francisco
  • Science teacher, New York City Teaching Fellows
  • Process engineer, Jacobs Engineering, Philadelphia
  • Research analyst, ICF International, Washington


  • Flight controller, NASA
  • Research and Development, Titleist Golf
  • Chief scientist-diagnostic, Imaging & Biomedicine, GE Global Research
  • Electromagnetics engineer, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Vice president of product management, J. P. Morgan Chase
  • Data scientist, Capital One
  • Physics professor, Davidson College
  • Manufacturing engineer, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Operations division director, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance 
  • Senior research scientist, Lockheed Martin
  • Patent examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Semiconductor processing engineer, Intel Corporation