It is important to understand that employers hire people, not degrees. The skills and knowledge you develop as a result of your education, as well as in your work and community activities, have the greatest impact on hiring decisions. Listed below are some specific knowledge and transferable skills you will acquire as a result of your university education and your focus on Physics.
Specific Knowledge Skills
Valuable Transferable Skills
Information-gathering and Communication Skills
Thinking, Planning and Organizational Skills
Teamwork and Management Skills
Career Options (Samples Only. Additional education, training or experience may be required.)
Air Traffic Controller
Amusement Park Ride Designer
Analyst Patent Agent
Forensic Lab Technician
Health and Safety Co-ordinator
Health Equipment Designer
Industrial Equipment Operator
Inventory Control Manager
Light and Optics Specialist
Light Show Designer
Materials Science Engineer
Nuclear Medical Technologist
Quality Control Specialist
Radiation Safety Technician
Science Fiction Writer
Special Effects Co-ordinator
Technical Sales Representative
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Waste Management Firms
The Canadian Association of Physicists - cap.ca/careers
Physics World - physicsworld.com
American Institute of Physics - aip.org
American Physical Society - aps.org
Alliance of Special Effects & Pyrotechnic Operators - asepo.org
Are you interested in learning first hand about the careers our alumni have successfully pursued? Connect with Laurier alumni through the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program. Participating alumni represent a variety of disciplines, careers and industries.
In addition, the Career Centre has compiled Career Profiles from Laurier alumni. Read about their career paths and how their experiences have led them to their current roles.
This resource is available at the Career Resource Centre.