Careers In Physics


APS Physics Job Center offers professional services to help you build and manage your career for maximum potential for success. Check out these resources!

Job Prospects in Physics
Explore our new Job Prospects profiles to discover more about the most common career paths for physicists. Each profile includes job outlook information, starting salaries, recommended additional training, and descriptions of day-to-day activities for the featured career path.

Writing an Effective Resume: An Online Tutorial
Many students are baffled when faced with writing a CV or a resume for a job application. Learn more about the differences between them--and find detailed advice on how to construct a successful one--on our resume tutorial page.

APS Careers Website
Visit the APS Careers Website, your one-stop-shop for careers and professional development resources for physicists. Here you can find APS Careers Webinar archives, statistical information about physics employment and salaries, and our professional development guide--all from one centralized hub.

Salary Calculator for Physics Faculty
The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) created this tool by surveying almost 1,700 faculty members in degree-granting physics departments and those teaching physics in two-year colleges in the United States. Enter specific institutional, position, and individual characteristics to see a salary range personalized to your criteria.

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APS is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists and engineers. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), AVS Science and Technology, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.