Physics Careers and Outcomes

A Houghton degree in physics can open doors to a variety of careers. In a recent survey of graduates,
100 percent of those responding reported being employed in their field or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.

About 60% of our graduates attend graduate school, and 40% are employed within a year of graduating.

What they’re doing

  • Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Laser Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Product Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Research Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • High School Teacher
  • Research Associate
  • Accelerator Operator

Grad Schools Attended Since 2013

  • Astrophysics, Temple University
  • Nuclear physics, NC State University
  • Patent law, University of Buffalo
  • Physics education, St. Bonaventure University  
  • Material engineering, SUNY Albany  
  • Particle physics, University of Minnesota  
  • Planetary science, Johns Hopkins University  
  • Materials science, Masdar Institute  
  • Nuclear Physics, Western Michigan University  
  • Physics education, Ithaca College
  • Low temperature physics, Univ. of Buffalo
  • Optics, University of Rochester  
  • Aerospace engineering, Purdue University
  • Mechanical engineering, Alfred University
  • Materials science, Oregon State University
  • Nuclear physics, Vanderbilt University  
  • Nuclear physics, Baylor University
  • Mechanical engineering, University of Buffalo
  • Physics, Duke University
  • Nuclear physics, University of Rochester

100% of Physics majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.

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