Career References: General, Science
Job listings/pointers: Physics and Astronomy, overseas and (specifically) nonacademic
Job profile questions
Please send suggestions to
Joanne Cohn , especially if
you would like to give some summary of a career path, to
put in the examples of possible careers section.
(I am travelling a lot, so I might not get back to you for a little
bit. Thanks. - Joanne)
General Career References
Resources on Physics/Science Careers
Web Sites with general physics job listings of potential interest
Particle Physics, Astronomy, Nuclear Physics, Experimental Particle Physics
Some overseas job listings
Examples of possible careers, advice on switching from academia
(Not in any particular order, and some categories overlap.)
Also, see these FAQ by J. Schachter, geared towards people with astrophysics training but with many general pointers as well.
This can include software for physics education, for wall street, for other engineering projects, for consulting, for setting up Web pages. Some listings for jobs can be found, for example at the Monster Board , net-temps.com and at Helpwanted.com.
(See this advice on consulting interviews by Marc Cosentino at Harvard's Office of Career Services-seems gone but there is some link here that seems related and he now has a book). Also see Middlebury's page on Consulting Careers.
This page was created by Joanne Cohn, with help from materials and suggestions by L. Lorenz, M. Schlieker, S. Carlip, A. MacLachlan, G. Harris, Hannah Bernstein (MIT Career Office), Denise Freed, Greg Jensen, Tyson Stevens, articles in Physics Today, and people mentioned specifically in particular portions. It is not actively maintained but I try to update it now and then.
Please send suggestions to Joanne Cohn , especially if you would like to give some summary of a career path, to put in the examples of possible careers section. (I am travelling a lot, so I might not get back to you for a little bit. Thanks. - Joanne)