What Can I Do With This Physics Degree?
Physicists are problem solvers. They investigate phenomena, develop theories and test through experimentation. With a degree in physics from University of the Cumberlands, you’ll have the skills you need to pursue a job as a physicist, research physicist or research scientist. Job growth in the industry is projected to grow 8 percent by 2030, with an annual average wage of $147,450.
Education – Teacher2,3
With the right certification, you could teach high school physics, a field projected to grow 8 percent over the next several years, averaging a median salary of $61,820 a year. Or pass along what you’ve learned to an older student base and teach at a college or university level. With a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.
Natural Sciences Manager4
Or use your education as a springboard into the field of scientific study as a Natural Sciences Manager where the salary averages $137,900 per year.
- Biophysics Scientist
- Research Scientist
- Physics Teacher
- Science Teacher
- Physics Professor
- Laboratory Manager
- Natural Sciences Manager
- Environmental Program Manager
- Health Sciences Manager
"$147,450" Median Annual Pay for Physicists1