Physics Employment Statistics

EMPLOYMENT DATA FOR PHYSICISTS AND ASTRONOMERS

The Statistical Research Center (SRC) of the American Institute of Physics has been collecting and disseminating data on the physics community for more than 50 years. Their website contains the most recent data on education and employment trends in physics, astronomy and related fields.

The first two links below provide information on the employment of physics degree recipients while the third link is more general.

1.  Who Is Hiring Physics Bachelor’s?   http://www.aip.org/statistics/trends/states/state.html

A searchable state-by-state listing of many employers who recently hired physics bachelor’s into science and engineering positions.

2.  Latest Employment Data for Physicists   http://www.aip.org/statistics/trends/emptrends.html

Reports that provide the latest data on where physicists work and what they do throughout the economy and at different degree levels.

3.  Statistical Research Center Home Page   http://www.aip.org/statistics

Current data on education and employment in physics, astronomy and allied fields, including full reports as well as individual graphs and tables.

4. SPS Careers Toolbox  https://www.spsnational.org/careerstoolbox

The Society of Physics Students has put together a set of materials to help physics and astronomy students find, apply for, and obtain jobs.