Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
Think that studying physics at university only limits you to a career in research? Think again. Your physics training gets you further than you think.
Explore the different career pathways physics could possibly lead you on by reading the career profiles of physics graduates. We feature a different physics graduate each month in our monthly AIP newsletter bulletin. Some are also featured in our quarterly Australian Physics magazine.
Physics training has helped shape the careers of physics graduates in diverse careers outside of research and academia.
This year we found physicists communicating on stage, modelling markets in financial services, helping energy companies run more efficiently, cleaning up contaminated sites, representing their community in Victorian Parliament, and more.
Our 2022 #PhysicsGotMeHere physicists’ career paths and roles may differ, but they share an appreciation for the analytical and problem-solving abilities gained from a foundation in physics.
“The tricks a physics education teaches you about approaching problems, identifying the critical features, and breaking them down into useful units, are all universally useful.”– Dr Sean Manning, CEO, Ziltek.
“Physics research throws a lot of really hard problems at us. Knowing that we have solved some of these gives me great confidence that we can do anything.” – Prof Daniel Shaddock, CEO and co-founder of Liquid Instruments.
“As physicists, we can see this extra layer of existence that others don’t: photons interacting with electrons, cosmic rays travelling through the air, atoms being mostly empty space… Other people might be curious about this quantum world too, which is why I put together a comedy show.” – Rachel Rayner, Science Communicator, CSIRO.
See all of our 2022 #PhysicsGotMeHere profiles. Would you like to share how physics shaped your career? Or nominate someone you know with a career path that grew from physics? Email email@example.com to be considered for our 2023 #PhysicsGotMeHere profiles.