Physics comes from the Greek word for “nature.” This field, “the knowledge of nature,” studies matter as a way to understand the universe.
Physics is the science of matter and its motion through space and time, as well as energy and force. Physicists spend their time doing research, developing theories, and creating methods.
Of physics bachelors degrees, only 21% of recipients are women and 74.3% are white.
Physics is a field known for the rigor in pursuing a career in it, particularly with the push towards physicists being highly educated at entry-levels. Physics is estimated to grow 7% over the next decade, which is faster than average for other fields.
While a physics degree opens the door to many fields, most physicists actually have a Masters or doctorate degree. Physicists can go on to do so many things – from becoming an astronaut, nuclear engineering, discovering dark matter in space, winning Nobel Prizes, or math!
Both in and out of the field, physicists gain valuable skills that can be used in anything!
Some iconic physicists include Lise Meitner, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Dr. Shirley Jackson.
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