Most employment opportunities for physicists exist in hands-on research, development and teaching roles often within the resource and environmental management industries, medical laboratories and institutions, software and telecommunications companies and other technological research and educational organisations.
The Careers Service at the University has also prepared an overview of careers, employers, organisations and associations of interest to students who complete the Physics major in the Bachelor of Science or the Photonics major in the Bachelor of Science, however the careers and employers identified will be applicable to Physicists who have undertaken other degree programs as well. They also provide a free and confidential service to all students and graduates of the University, with staff available to assist with a range of comprehensive careers and employment information and advice about careers, study and employment.
In the Choosing your Courses page in this site is additional information to help you select the courses that will prepare you for either specific or generalised career paths, or to move into research if this is your preference.
The following can be identified as some of the career options which are available to graduates in Physics: