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Stimpy Said,
February 21st, 2011 @11:14 pm  

companies hire physicist to work in labs doing product testing.

sophia Said,
February 21st, 2011 @11:23 pm  

There are lots of jobs at the National Labs such as Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, etc. Those I have listed are in New Mexico. Any spacecraft or satellite designers. These positions pay well also.

amansscientiae Said,
February 21st, 2011 @11:58 pm  

A lot of companies hire physicists on engineering jobs. My company hires mostly physics and chemistry PhDs. It solely depends on your experience. If you have done optics in your thesis, you will most likely try to find a company which does optical measurements, builds optical instruments, makes or uses lasers etc.. If you have done vacuum work, cryogenic or vacuum equipment manufacturers are your best bet. If you have a background in nuclear physics, there are options in medical imaging and therapy, life sciences and physical test and measurement businesses.

You have to seek out companies which need generalists rather than one-trick pony engineers. When we had the downturn on 2001, I was steadily employed while many
engineers were out on the street begging for jobs.

You will be fine! And good luck!

Rob B Said,
February 22nd, 2011 @12:25 am  


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