Physics in the Workplace
Are you considering a career outside of academia? A degree in physics offers a world of opportunties for working in industry, on wall street and more.
- The National Society of Physics Students web site gives one of the most comprehensive discussions of career options for physicists.
- Our Physical Sciences Library staff have compiled a list of career resources.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for physicists.
- The Cornell Physics Department is trying to highlight teaching high school physics as a fulfilling career. For more information, see the PhysTec Program. This site also has some more general career advice.
Society and Institution Web Pages
- American Institute of Physics Career Network, PhysicsToday
- APS Careers
- Institute of Physics in Wales
- Society of Physics Students
- Physicsworld.com Jobs Page
- Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Cornell Specific Resources
You don’t have to be in Arts and Science or Engineering to use the respective Career Services.
- College of Arts and Science Career Services
- College Engineering Career Services
- Health Careers Advising
- Cornell Teacher Education
Women in Physics
- Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
- AIP statistical data
- APS Women in Physics
- Women in Physics Conference — A conference aimed at female undergraduate students held this year at the University of Nebraska. Register now if you want to attend.
- She is an Astronomer
General Career Resources
- Career Voyages — Government sponsored site on careers, narrowed by state
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outloook Handbook
- Academic Keys
- CalTech Alternative Careers — seems to be mostly aimed at graduate students, but is still valuable
- Career Services hosts an excellent library of job-search tools, and you can search their collection online.
- Peter S. Fiske, To boldly go : a practical career guide for scientists, Washington, D.C. : AGU, 1996. Q148 .F57x 1996
- Nick Basta, Careers in high tech [electronic resource] TA157 .B3418 1999eb
- Cynthia Robbins-Roth, Alternative careers in science : leaving the ivory tower, Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2006. Q149.U5 A66 2006