Physicists

(NOC 2111)
+7.6%
 

What do Physicists do?

Physicists conduct basic research of natural phenomena and develop new processes/devices in areas such as electronics, aerodynamics, communications, power utilities, optics, and lasers.

How to become: Physicists

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.

Where to study for a career as: Physicists

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Physics (B.Sc.) Bachelor
Physics (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Physics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Physics Bachelor; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Physics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Physics Bachelor; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Physics Bachelor; Honours
Physics and Astronomy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Applied Physics Bachelor; Honours
Applied Physics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Physicists make?

Low:
$47,798
Average:
$95,659
High:
$159,765

Job openings for Physicists

Job Seekers:
11,800
Job Openings:
11,000