Major Skills Developed By Engineering Physics Majors

  • Critical thinking; analytical thinking; attention to detail
  • Conduct and clearly explain scientific research; organize, analyze and interpret scientific data; analyze quantitative information
  • Problem solving skills; defining problems, approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; developing research models
  • Observation and decision making skills
  • Verbal and written communication; ability to write logical and well-reasoned technical and research reports, papers and grant proposals, proficient in memorization
  • Knowledge of research methodology and various techniques of data analysis
  • Strong grasp of mathematical principles
  • Computer skills

Common Areas of Employment

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Control and Instrumentation Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electrical Energy Production and Transmission
  • Fibre Optics and Laser Design
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Internet and Computer Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Administration and Management
  • Applied Research and Development
  • Consulting Firms
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Research and Regulation
  • Healthcare Sector – Medical Device Development
  • Hi-tech Industry

Common Career Opportunities and Sample Job Titles

  • Airworthiness Inspector
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Medical Physicist
  • Director, Engineering Research and Development
  • Electrical Engineering Service Manager
  • Elevator Inspector
  • Engineering Department Manager
  • Engineering Inspector
  • Engineering Manager
  • Inspector, Air Carrier Maintenance
  • Inspector, Air Transport
  • Inspector, Electricity and Gas Meters
  • Inspector, Weights and Measures
  • Insurance Loss Prevention Inspector
  • Manager, Telecommunications Engineering Service
  • Marine Damage Surveyor
  • Motor Vehicles Defects Investigator
  • Production Engineering Manager
  • Railway Accident Investigation Officer
  • Regulatory Officer, Engineering
  • Acoustics Engineer
  • Geodesy Engineer
  • Aerodynamic Specialist
  • Geophysics Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Satellite Missions Analyst
  • Particle Accelerator Operations Analyst
  • Physics Researcher
  • Solid State Physics Engineer
  • Fluids Specialist
  • Molecular Engineer
  • Research and Development Scientist
  • Plasma Engineer
  • Optical Medical Devices Designer
  • Nuclear Power Plant Project Manager
  • … AND many more!

*Some of the careers listed may require further education or specialized training