PhysicsCareers in Physics

What kind of jobs do physics graduates do?

We realise that this is the most important question for prospective students at Strathclyde, therefore we answered the question in the simplest way, by contacting former students.

Among their job titles are:

  • medical physicist
  • senior engineer
  • patent attorney
  • software engineer
  • senior risk manager
  • politician
  • systems engineer

What your degree offers

A physics degree offers much more than training in a scientific discipline. Physics graduates are widely known to possess a range of skills such as numeracy, problem solving, team working and analytical approaches to complex problems.

Don't just take our word for it, have a look at the careers page from the Institute of Physics, which covers career destinations for physics graduates, their earning power and their importance to the economy.