The last two months we have been looking at physics bachelor’s degree recipients who enter the workforce after graduation. About half of physics bachelor’s degree recipients do so. Since there aren’t very many job ads listing “physics bachelor’s degree” as a qualification, it can be somewhat challenging for students and recent graduates to find jobs appropriate for their skillset. The Society of Physics Students, in collaboration with the Statistical Research Center, developed a Careers Toolbox to address this challenge.

The Careers Toolbox provides a step-by-step plan to help physics students find jobs. Not only can undergraduate physics students learn from the toolbox, their mentors can benefit from knowing ways to help students who seek to do something other than enter graduate school immediately following graduation. Some of the graduates who enter the workforce later enroll in graduate programs.

Susan White works in the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute...

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