Careers Outside of Academia

The problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in physics are sought after in a wide range of technology, financial, and industrial sectors. 

Many physicists are flocking to areas where their knack for abstract thought and math skills is put to use. There are many new opportunities for physicists in data analytics, artificial inteligence, machine learning, image recognition, speech recognition, and the Internet of Things. Long-established intellectual connections between physics and finance are one of the reasons that make physicists interested in problems in finance and why so many have been recruited into the financial sector. Physicists also tend to be good at computer modelling and working with large data sets, making them desirable in areas such as insurance and health. 

Below is a list of companies (mosty in the local area) in industries where physicists are already making contributions. 

Technology

Financial & Professional services

Insurance

Government

Education and training

Health

Other companies and opportunties