Physics careers and education

Find advice, mentorship, and resources to support your unique education and career journey.
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Find your next job in academia, industry, national labs, and beyond

Start with a solid foundation

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Physics teaches foundational lessons about the natural world with useful applications for many careers.

An effective resume is often the key to getting that initial interview with an employer.

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Build your resume and prepare for interviews by taking stock of your hard and soft skills.

Chart your physics career path

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Discover your path to career success, your comprehensive companion offering valuable insights, practical tools, and personalized guidance.

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A guide to the breadth of opportunities for physics graduates in industry, national labs, and beyond — including guidance to land those jobs.

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Physics is vast, but exploring it as a career doesn't have to be overwhelming. These resources can help you learn about physics careers and support you on your educational journey.

Upcoming events and webinars

Whether you’re an established physicist, or a student just starting to explore careers, our webinars and events will help guide you on your career path.

Jun 3–5, 2024

The 55th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics will take place in Fort Worth, Texas.

Explore career options

Studying physics opens up your future to a range of career paths. You can do almost anything with a physics background!

Discover how much you can do with a degree in physics by seeing how others have put theirs to use.

Get involved, advance your career, and explore important topics for the physics community.

Resources for mentors and mentees to make the most of a physics mentoring relationship.

APS resources

Explore the numbers behind a career in physics, including salary figures and employment statistics.

This committee coordinates and advises our work related to career and professional development in physics.

We help students and professionals from around the world navigate employment, education, and collaboration in the U.S.

Resources for mentors and mentees to make the most of a physics mentoring relationship.


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Get involved to strengthen K-12 and higher education physics.

APS supports physics departments with resources as well as networking and skill-building opportunities.

The FIAP Career Lectureship Award recognizes physicists in industrial and non-academic careers.

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Join our diverse team of talented professionals who strengthen APS as an organization.

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If you embrace scientific discovery, truth and integrity, partnership, inclusion, and lifelong curiosity, this is your professional home.