Real jobs for college graduates who major in physics or astronomy.
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Explore your career choices in this section of Quintessential Careers, which provides you with real job titles and careers that correspond with specific college majors. While your degree is important, so too is what you major in while in college.
Job titles for graduates with physics or astronomy degrees:
- Acoustics Physicist
- Air Traffic Control Specialist
- Applied Physicist
- Astrophysical Research Specialist
- Automotive Engineer
- Chemical Physicist
- Computer Programmer
- Environmental Analyst
- Environmental Health Specialist
- Fluids Physicist
- Forensic Scientist
- Laboratory Technician
- Metallurgical Engineer
- Molecular Physicist
- Nuclear Power Plant Specialist
- Observatory Data Specialist
- Occupational Safety Specialist
- Physics Design Engineer
- Physics Researcher
- Planetarium Assistant
- Plasma Physicist
- Project Manager
- Quality Control Specialist
- Radiological Laboratory Technician
- Research & Development Engineer
- Satellite Data Analyst
- Satellite Missions Analyst
- Science Laboratory Technician
- Science Museum Administrator
- Science Writer/Editor
- Solid Earth Physicist
- System Analyst
- Teacher, Science or Math
- Technical Illustrator
- Test Engineer
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