Career opportunities for physics majors

Career Opportunities

If you choose to work immediately after earning your undergraduate degree in physics, UA Little Rock will prepare you for a variety of positions. Our diverse program makes our graduates highly sought after in modern industries. Other opportunities include research and design positions, quality control and product testing, mathematical and computer modeling, and sales of technical equipment.

Physicists also play a significant role in medical instrumentation and health care delivery. They are needed to operate clinical equipment in hospitals, or to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients using nuclear radiation, x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound techniques.

Physicists and engineers often work side by side. Because UA Little Rock physics majors are highly trained in experimental techniques, mathematical analysis, and computation, they have the knowledge base and flexibility to meet numerous career challenges.

Jobs that UA Little Rock physics graduates have:

  • Research Physicist (in government and private industry)
  • Material Scientist
  • Engineering Physicist
  • Planetarium Director
  • Computer Programmer
  • Space Scientist
  • Optical Engineer
  • Research and Development Specialist
  • High School Physics Teacher

With long term career development or an advanced degree, you could become a:

  • University Professor
  • Research Astronomer
  • Computer and Electronics Engineer
  • Medical Physicist
  • Plant Manager
  • Government Administrator