What Physicists Do
A degree in physics will prepare you for a career spent studying the big questions, working at a national lab or in a university. But most physicists actually spend their time on projects that are closer to every day life. They work for both small and large companies, at the frontier of the business that the company is involved with. This is because physicists understand fundamental limitations, creative opportunities, and interdisciplinary connections like no other professionals. They are hired for their superior problem-solving abilities and quantitative reasoning skills. They have a can-do attitude that employers value.