Careers in Physics
During a physics or biophysics major, you will acquire an understanding of one of the most fundamental and exciting areas of science. You will also develop skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking, decision-making, quantitative analysis and communication of ideas. These skills are valued by employers in many fields, broadening your career opportunities and flexibility.
Recent graduates from the School of Physics at UWA have obtained positions as:
research physicists in universities, high-tech industry and government organisations such as CSIRO, ANSTO, DSTO
medical physicists in hospitals
meteorologists with the Bureau of Meteorology
Analysts with consulting companies
teachers and senior masters
physicists with international oil and gas and minerals exploration companies
graduate entrants with the Defence Signals Directorate and Department of Defence
Some of our success stories include:
Jacqueline Davidson - Project Scientist, NASA, U.S.A.
Liesl Folks - Researcher, IBM, San Jose, U.S.A.
Robert French - Judge, Federal Court of Australia
Bruce Rosier - Anglican Clergyman, South Australia
Kim Grey - Science Teacher, Northam, WA
Katie Humphry - PhD Student, Harvard, U.S.A.
Stuart Munro - Rhodes Scholar, PhD Student, Oxford
Holly Rose - Science Teacher, Christ Church Grammar, WA
Leonard Wee - Medical Physicist, Royal Perth Hospital
Physics Links - search for job opportunities
Graduate Careers Australia - what is physics, where will it take me, finding a job, etc.
UWA Careers Centre