Physical Science

Career Guide

The field of physical science is the study of the physics and chemistry of nature. Positions in this field work in laboratories, conduct experiments, analyze findings, operate necessary equipment, and develop tests and theories in a private research laboratory, government agency, or as a teacher.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to physical science, including:

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  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Atmospheric and Space Scientists
  • Cartographers
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Conservation Scientists
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Forester
  • Geographer
  • Geophysical Data Technicians
  • Geospatial Information Scientists
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial Ecologists
  • Park Naturalist
  • Park Ranger
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Photogrammertrists
  • Physicist
  • Research Analyst
  • Soil Scientist
  • Surveryor
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Interested in graduate school?

In this field, some common graduate school programs may include bioengineering, meteorology, quantum physics, ecology, and many more!

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