Careers in Physics


Looking for an entry level job or internship in physics? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Physics Careers

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Physics is the study of matter and how it moves, using ideas such as energy, force, fields, mass, and momentum. Its applications can be found in many industry: government, engineering, education, finance, research, software development, and healthcare, to name a few.

Lots of jobs as a physicist require an advanced degree, but there are still opportunities for a recent grad as a research assistant or technician. You might work in an observatory if you focused in astrophysics, or with NASA as a researcher, or with an engineering firm, or as a software developer if you have a computer science background. You can also teach at the secondary level.

For any of these positions you’ll certainly need a bachelor’s degree in physics, as well as analytical and mathematics skills, an ability to think critically, and speaking and writing skills.

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Semiconductor Failure Analysis Engineer with Security Clearance
Booz Allen Hamilton Arlington, VA
Radiation Safety Officer / Chief Diagnostic Medical Physicist
Hartford Healthcare Washington, DC
Radio Frequency Satellite Payload Engineer with Security Clearance
SAIC Chantilly, VA
Applied Mathematics Consultant with Security Clearance
Booz Allen Hamilton Arlington, VA
Applied Mathematician - FS Poly with Security Clearance
Stanley Reid & Company Fairfax, VA
FAST Labs - RF Signal Processing Research Scientist (Hybrid) with Security Clearance
BAE Systems Arlington, VA
Satellite Payload Electronics Engineer with Security Clearance
SAIC Chantilly, VA
Data Scientist Technical Specialist
CoSolutions Reston, VA
Manufacturing Technician III
Thorlabs Sterling, VA
Nuclear Weapons Effects SME with Security Clearance

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Physics

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Zepp Labs - Zepp Labs is a Los Gatos, CA based company that “empowers athletes and coaches with meaningful performance information to help them immediately improve their game.”

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Firecracker - Firecracker is a Cambridge, MA based company that has built the “most advanced learning platform for the next generation of Physicians.”

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American Institute of Physics - The American Institute of Physics is a non-profit that promotes “the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics," and they're hiring.

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Exa - Obviously, Exa is looking for people with very specific types of knowledge, but they do offer some opportunities that could be appropriate for a new grad.

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MCG - If you're quantitatively minded and looking to work in an innovative and entrepreneurial environment, then you should consider a job at MCG in Providence, RI.

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Applied Physics Laboratory - The Applied Physics Laboratory is known for is hiring the best and the brightest, and they have a significant College Recruiting program.

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SpaceX - SpaceX has been growing like crazy—in late 2005 they had 160 employees, and now they employ more than 800 people. They're still growing and hiring new grads.

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Intellectual Ventures - If you’ve always been fascinated by invention and you think that you have the intellect, then you should check out Intellectual Ventures’ Jobs page.

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STATS, Inc. - If you’re a sports stats geek like me, you’re probably already dying for a job with STATS... and you're in luck. They're hiring grads for a number of jobs.

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Decagon Devices - Decagon Devices is looking for a Food Physicist/Engineer and an Environmental Instrumentation Application Specialist in Pullman, WA.

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Exponent - If you want to work for Exponent but are just finishing up undergrad, then you better start thinking about graduate school - their jobs are worth the wait.

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New York Structural Biology Center - The New York Structural Biology Center is offering entry-level jobs as a Technician for new college grads who majored in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

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