Physics at Aquinas College


Quick Facts: Physicists and Astronomers
2018 Median Pay $119,580 per year 
$57.49 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 19,900
Job Outlook, 2016-26 14% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 2,800

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employers looking for flexible problem-solvers who can think analytically like to hire physicists, and bachelors degree physicists can expect to earn among the highest salaries in the sciences.

Even when the job market is slow, physicists get job offers—well-paying jobs.  Employers know that a physicist brings additional skills with expertise and pay accordingly.    That's why physics graduates can expect career salaries similar to those of computer science and engineering majors.

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