California State University Long Beach

Monday, October 9, 2017
11:15 am in PH1-223

(Refreshments served at 10:45am in HSCl-224)

Career Opportunities in Physics Without a Doctorate

John Milligan
Logical Approach Engineering

The world of physics opens the doors to many, if not all, technical fields. All technical fields rely heavily on problem solving skills. Regardless of the field or problem to be solved, as I peel back the layers of the onion, I find physics at the core. According to the American Institute of Physics, new physics bachelors entering the workforce enjoy some of the highest paid starting salaries. Moreover, those entering the private sector STEM fields enjoy a high level of satisfaction. Yet, only 1-in-5 physics graduates enter the private workforce upon receiving their bachelors. We will examine the applicability of physics in the technical private sector and demonstrate that transitioning from the halls of HSCI to exo-academia is an easy and rewarding experience.