Careers In Physics

APS provides a gateway for physicists, students, and physics enthusiasts to information about physics jobs and careers. Find physics job listings, career advice, upcoming workshops and meetings, and career and job related resources.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Physics

The majority of physics graduates will become scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs in non-academic environments. APS joins in on nationwide efforts to promote experiences explicitly designed to better prepare students for 21st century careers, known as physics innovation and entrepreneurship (PIE) education. Visit the PIE homepage to learn more about these efforts including the APS PIPELINE program.
Physics Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education

Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics

The Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics seeks to recognize and honor physicists in industrial and non-academic careers. Nominations for the 2019 recipient are now closed. For more information about the award please visit the link below.
Distinguished Lectureship Award Information

APS Local Links

Aiming to develop mutually beneficial links between academia and industry by connecting industry professionals, early career physicists, and faculty in geographically centered areas.
Connect with Local Links

InSight: Free Physics Slideshows

November 2019 Physics Insight webpage
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Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact)Industry Mentoring for Physicists

Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) is a new mentoring program intended to connect graduate students and postdocs with physicists who work in industry.

Signing up as a mentor or mentee is easy, and you must be an APS Member to participate. To find out more about this program, please click on the link below.
APS IMPact Program

Career Guidance

Insight: Free Physics Slideshows
Slideshows to inform and excite students about careers and opportunities in physics. Easy to download and install.

APS Career Guide
See the breadth of opportunities for physics graduates in industry, national labs, and beyond. And get the guidance you need to land one of those jobs.

Physics career webinars offer interactive discussion, career guidance, and advice from fellow physicists.

Professional Guidebook
Find step by step guidance for discovering which careers align with your interests, talents, and values, and building a successful road towards them.