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Conduct research on the physical world by using observations or experiments.

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Well above the statewide median
$68.03 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  8.8%    Read more about outlook


Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Develop theories or models of physical phenomena.
  • Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities.
  • Analyze geological or geographical data.
  • Collaborate on research activities with scientists or technical specialists.
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Research Scientist
Health Physicist

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