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Physicists

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

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$62.66 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Above statewide average
Growth rate:  9.5%    Read more about outlook

Education:

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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Job Title Examples:

Research Scientist
Scientist
Health Physicist

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