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ERIC Number: ED233896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Physics: A Career for You?
American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.
Information is provided for students who may be interested in pursuing a career in physics. This information includes the type of work done and areas studied by physicists in the following areas: nuclear physics, solid-state physics, elementary-particle physics, atomic/molecular/electron physics, fluid/plasma physics, space/planetary physics, acoustical physics, biophysics, astrophysics, and "other" physics areas (such as physics education, physics history/philosophy, or statistical physics). Other information focuses on types of positions available with master's/doctoral degrees, and graduate programs. Additional information is also provided in the form of answers to questions commonly asked by students. These include: (1) Why would I want to study physics? (2) Can I help society by being a physicist? (3) Can women be physicists? (4) Can I study physics and then decide to go into another field? (6) What are the employment prospects in physics? (7) What would I earn as a physicist? and (8) How can I get together with a physicist to find out more about physics as a career? A list of books about physics/physicists and the source for a list of schools offering physics/astronomy programs are provided as answers to two additional questions. (JM)
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017 (single copies free; multiple copies $0.75 each, prepaid).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.