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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4985
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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Physics?"

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science Degree
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Physics will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and apply information to solve problems.
  • Use various laboratory techniques and/or instruments with understanding, accuracy, precision and safety and develop experiments, demonstrations, and other hands-on activities.
  • Think logically within a chemistry or physics framework and be receptive to new ideas and concepts.
  • Use the language and concepts of chemistry or physics to communiate effectively in oral and written form, to follow detailed instructions, and to function in independent and collaborative settings.
  • Exhibit the ethical use of knowledge, materials and procedures that demonstrate an impact on society.
  • Manage a secondary education program in physics, that has a laboratory emphasis, with confidence, enthusiasm, efficiency and safety. 
US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Aerospace Engineer
Acoustical Engineer
Applied Physicist
Atmospheric Physicist
Civil Engineer
Computer Engineer
Computer Programmer
Construction Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Experimental Physicist
Government Consulting

Industrial Physicist
Instrumentation Engineer
Laser Technician
Material Scientist
Military Consulting
Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Physicist
Optical Engineer
Plasma Physicist
Pollution Control
Radiation Oncology
Research Administrator
Research Physicist
Robotics Engineer
Rocket Scientist
Systems Analyst
Theoretical Physicist

Related Job Listings/ Job Search Website

Central Career Network
TIPTOP Jobs On-Line
Physics Today
Science & Masters Education

Affiliated Organizations

Acoustical Society of America
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Astronomical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Crystallographic Association
American Institute of Physics
American Physical Society
Association of Women in Science
Institute of Physics
Optical Society of America
Materials Research Society
National Society of Hispanic Physicists
Sigma Pi Sigma
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Society of Physics Students

Four-Year Academic Plan

Physics: B.A./B.S./B.S. in Ed. Degree

Career Library Resources

America's Top Medical, Education and Human Services Jobs
Careers in Criminology
Careers in Focus - Mathematics and Physics  
Career Planning Guide for the Allied Health Profession
Curriculum Vitae Handbook
Developing a Professional Vita or Resume
FBI Careers
Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences, Math, Agricultural Science & the Environment
Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors
How to Write a Winning Personal Statement
Opportunities in Research and Development Careers
Opportunities in Clinical Laboratory Science Careers
Resumes for Science Careers
Science Careers
The PhD Process
Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Office of Career Services by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Sharon Jennings
Senior Career Development Coordinator