The A.S. degree in Physics is designed to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions as Physics or other science majors. Physics is also an accepted pre-medical field of study. A large percentage of Physics majors select employment with universities as researchers and/or professors. Private industry employs approximately two-thirds of all non-academic physicists in companies manufacturing aircraft and missiles, chemicals, electrical equipment, and scientific equipment. Government, hospitals, and commercial research laboratories also employ Physics graduates.
Specific careers include:
- airplane navigator
- air pollution operating specialist
- ballistics expert
- electrical or mechanical engineer
- industrial hygienist
- electrical, laser, mechanical or optics physicist