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Physics Bachelor’s Initial Employment

JUN 01, 2015
Data from the degree recipient follow-up survey for the classes of 2011 and 2012
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Research Manager American Institute of Physics
Physics Bachelor's Initial Employment

A newer version of this report is now available.

After receiving their degrees, 43% of physics bachelor’s either accepted employment, continued in positions they held while an undergraduate, or were seeking employment. This publication examines the post-degree employment of new physics bachelor’s during the winter following the academic year in which they received their degrees. This report includes data on starting salaries, employment sectors, fields of employment, and skills used by employed physics bachelor’s. It also examines Job satisfaction concerning different aspects of employment. The data in this report come from AIP’s follow-up survey of physics bachelor’s in the classes of 2011 and 2012.

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