Physics & Engineering Careers and Outcomes

A Houghton degree in physics or engineering 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.

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

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

Featured Testimonial

The rigor of Houghton’s undergraduate physics program skirted the line between undergrad and graduate level. As such, it taught me how to think critically and really prepared me for graduate school.

Kirby Runyon '08 postdoctoral research scientist in planetary geology at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory