Careers In Physics

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A step-by-step guide to physics careers that align with your interests, talents, and values — and how to build a successful road toward them.

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Careers Guide 2023

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

Careers 2023 Guide

Webinars for Physicists

Webinars offering discussion, career guidance, and advice.

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Career Paths

A physics degree opens the door to many career paths. Learn how others charted their courses.

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Industry Mentoring

IMPact connects students and postdocs with industry mentors.

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Physicist Career Profiles

Read about the careers of over 50 physicists in various sectors.

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Career Shape Up Series

Want to understand the career opportunities available to you with a physics degree? Or get tips on your job search? Shape Up sends you tips, resources, and challenges to help you achieve your specific career goals.

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For Mentors

APS provides several opportunities for our members to mentor the next generation of physicists:

Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) connects industry professionals with students exploring career options.
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Career Mentoring Fellows attend an APS March or April Meeting to provide feedback on undergraduate student presentations. Fellows also receive implicit bias training and give a career talk at an institution near them.
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The National Mentoring Community supports African American, Hispanic American, and Native American undergraduate physics students.
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Showcase physics careers for you students with Across the Spectrum playing cards. Each deck features 26 career profiles of women and gender minorities in physics.
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More Career Resources

Insight Physics Slideshows
Physics InSight is a series of slideshows designed to inform and excite undergraduates about physics.
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FIAP Career Lectureship Award
This award seeks to recognize and honor physicists in industrial and other non-academic careers.
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Statistical Job Data
The AIP Statistical Research Center publishes, graphs, and analyzes data on education and employment in physics.
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Advancing Graduate Leadership (AGL)
This program offers leadership and professional development events for women and gender minority graduate students & postdocs.
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Committee on Careers & Professional Development
The Committee is responsible for coordinating affairs within the Society concerned with career and professional development in physics.
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Employment Resources for International Members
International physics students and professionals may be eligible to apply for employment based visas and work authorizations in the United States.
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Work at APS
APS is looking for people with a passion for physics and the physical sciences to join our team of talented professionals.
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Upcoming Events & Meetings

Prize Nominations
FIAP Career Lectureship Award
Nominations Open
Deadline: June 1

Events at APS March Meeting
Future of Physics Days Events for Students
March 6-7, March 20, 2023
Las Vegas, NV and Virtually

Plenary Session: Career Panel
March 21, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET

Sessions are still available to view online on the virtual March Meeting platform.

Events at APS April Meeting
Future of Physics Days Events for Students

  • Undergraduate Research Presentations, April 15 & 25
  • Panel on Grad School: Undergrad Student Lunch, April 15
  • Undergraduate Brunch, Career Workshop, & Awards, April 16
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Meet Your Future: A Conversation about Career Pathways
    April 16, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Physics Careers Workshop
    April 25, 10am - 11:30am CT

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