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Careers in Physics

A degree in Physics can lead to a wide range of career opportunities, and our graduates enjoy one of the highest rates of employment amongst New Zealand science graduates. Physics training develops highly transferable skills in problem solving and critical thinking, as well as technical capabilities that are highly valued by employers. While some of our graduates have made their careers in academic physics, many have chosen to use their physics degree as a platform for a rewarding career in a different area.

Some examples of recent graduate jobs are:

Control Systems Engineer
Analytics Graduate – Banking
Development Engineer
Scientist Researcher
Analyst – Government
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Research Analyst
Project Manager
Algorithm Development Engineer
Energy Analyst
Hardware and Tools Coordinator

The following links have more information about physics careers, and some of the many opportunities available for physics graduates:

Physics is for You: information suitable for intermediate through to University students

Physics Central: interviews with physicists about their careers

Careers Using Physics: career information for university graduates, and a job vacancy site