Physicists

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Occupation Description

Physicists perform research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the grounds of observation and experimentation, and create methods to implement physical laws and theories.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

17820

Job Openings By 2020

8000

Growth Rate

14.2%

Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
Specific Programs:
Doctor of Physics

Required Work Experience

None

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