ERIC Number: ED233896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, College Programs, Employment Opportunities, Graduate Study, Physics, Resource Materials, Science Careers, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
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
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.