People are using physics in their jobs in many unique and exciting ways today—ways you might not even imagine! An asset manager? A video game designer? A fashion technologist? A fighter pilot? All with physics educations! Read, listen, and watch video clips about some of these people and the many different career paths that are possible with a degree in physics. Go to physicist profiles...
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Physics Is For You
Finding a Job
Search the SPS Jobs Site SPS Jobs is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing professionals. Other
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PhysTEC presents a message to physics majors... A teacher can have an impact on dozens of young lives every day. And qualified physics teachers are in high demand almost anywhere in the country. This innovative video showcases four dynamic, young teachers who will inspire your students to consider a career in teaching physics.
For more information about programs to recruit more physics teachers, pelase see www.phystec.org/
Physics is for You
Did you know that an amusement park is a life-size physics lab? You can feel the physical forces in action. Concepts like acceleration, momentum, gravitational potential energy, and weightlessness become real as you experience the roller coaster, the colliding bumper car, the swinging cages, or the fall-away floor. This is just one of many interesting topics covered in AIP's Physics Is for You (PIFY) brochure.
Physics Success Stories
Physics Success Stories highlight the important links between federal funding for basic and applied research and development and their economic benefits to society.
Originally developed by the AIP Media and Government Relations Division as information tools for scientists visiting and writing Members of Congress and other decision makers, they are also great tools for recruiting students and informing parents and family members about the role of physics in society.
Featured Profile Elna M. Nagasako, Physician, Boston, MA I am a general internal medicine physician working on ways to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations such as patients from disadvantaged communities. It’s not the most common career path for someone with a physics background, but I use the skills I gained from my physics training every day. See full profile...
Astronomy Cast Episode 67: Building a Career in Astronomy Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (SIUE)
With all the enthusiasm that’s being generated with astronomy, it’s had a bit of a strange side-effect. We’ve been causing some of our listeners to have midlife crises about their careers. We’ve had other people who just want advice – they’re moving into college for the first time and they want to direct the courses they’re going to be taking into astronomy. Some other people already have skills that are very useful and have wondered how they can help up or even change their career to be working in the field. We thought we’d try and answer everyone’s questions all at once and just run through the major career paths you can take that relate to astronomy and space, and the kinds of things you’ll need to do to actually make yourself a good candidate for that field. Broadcast & Transcript...
FOCUS on Students: Writing a Résumé By Robert W. Vallin
A résumé is a listing of your education, skills, activities and achievements. It should be a concise history (two pages, maximum) which shows why you are qualified for a particular job. Note that a curriculum vitae (CV) is not the same as a résumé.
Read the full article from FOCUS magazine... FOCUS is published by the Mathematical Association of America.