Archived site

This blog has been archived - it will not receive further updates, but will be kept online for reference purposes.

Any forms have been removed, and links may be broken or out-dated. Please do not attempt to comment on blog posts.

Although the last post was made in February 2014, regular updates ceased in May 2013; the site was archived in June 2014.

Visit the University of Salford Careers and Employability web site...

>

Desperately seeking Physicists

by Fiona Christie on December 8, 2009

My colleague Anna Tayler recently went to a Physics Careers information day for University Careers staff and came back with the message that employers are desperately seeking physicists.

The employers of physicists present at the day were QinetiQ, CERN,  and AREVA.

Much of the shortage of physicists seems to be around technical and research development. In particular the nuclear and energy industries really seem to need Physics graduates. There were some different views expressed about PhD graduates at the event. Both CERN and Qinetiq have a high number of doctoral graduates working for them. AREVA said that they anticipate using more doctoral graduates as they move into the French job market, but that they don’t currently employ many.

For more information about careers in Physics, the Institute of Physics have some excellent information.

Physics does seem to be a subject area where employers just can’t get enough.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

celandinesmith@gmail.com January 2, 2010 at 5:57 am

The present research in particle physics has been progressing very quickly in recent decades thanks to the effort of a large and motivated community of experimentalists and theorists. According to an oversimplified scheme, the experimental effort goes along two main lines which we could broadly identify as the ‘high-intensity’ and the ‘high-energy’ roads.

Reply

Leave a Comment

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

Previous post:

Next post: