Physicists conduct basic research of natural phenomena and develop new processes/devices in areas such as electronics, aerodynamics, communications, power utilities, optics, and lasers.
To be a physical science professional, you need a bachelor's degree in your science or a related field. To conduct research or teach in a post-secondary establishment, you usually need a master's or doctoral degree.
To be a physicist or astronomer, you need a master's or doctoral degree.
Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 2 in 5 have a graduate degree.