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Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.


SOC Code 19-2012 - Physicists is a a final level code of the “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 16,730 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $63.02 and average Annual Wage of $131,080.

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Occupation Examples

  • Fluid Dynamicist
  • Health Physicist
  • Mathematical Physicist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Molecular Physicist
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Optical Scientist
  • Research Physicist
  • Rheologist
  • Thermodynamic Physicist
  • Thermodynamicist

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