Physics current students

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
  • patent attorneys
  • 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

More Information


Physics Links - search for job opportunities
Graduate Careers Australia - what is physics, where will it take me, finding a job, etc.
UWA Careers Centre