Careers in Physics

The B.S. programs in physics and applied physics provide exceptional levels of preparation for graduate study and professional graduate programs (e.g., medicine, veterinary science, pharmacy, law, etc.) Graduates take positions in all types of employment sectors, such as: Consulting, Nuclear Physics, Nonlinear Physics, Acoustics, Health Physics, Communications, Optics, Aerodynamics, Research and, Development, Condensed Matter Physics, Medical Instrumentation, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Particle and Atomic Physics, High School and College Teaching, Sales and Marketing, State and Federal Agencies (e.g., NIST, NASA, etc.).

Georgia Tech has the largest voluntary co-op education program in the nation. Participation in co-op or internship programs provides financial support for students’ studies, and invaluable experiences. See

• Georgia Tech ranks first in the nation in terms of the annual percentage return on investment whereby lifetime salary is compared to tuition costs [1].

• The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the average salary of physicists is $112,020 [2].