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Physics is essentially the study of the myriad ways forms of matter interact with energy.  A theoretical physicist will focus on the origin of galaxies, planets, stars, and the universe.  Other specialists may emphasis specialized experimentation with cutting-edge technology.  Examples of technology used by physicists can include particle accelerators, laser, and electron microscopes.

Career Summary

MEDIAN SALARY

$121,770

PERCENT ABOVE NATIONAL
INCOME AVERAGE

69.56%

TOTAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

16,680

Degree Median Salary vs Adjacent Degree Types

Source: BLS, US Census, and IPEDS

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