Medical Physics to Music Festivals

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Astronomy, Particle Physics
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Careers from physics

• How A-level physics keep your options open • Earnings: How physics compares to other degrees • What physics students do after graduating • Skills that studying physics develops

Careers from physics: How A-level physics keeps your options open

A-levels considered “essential” for studying different degrees

25

(Informed Choices: a Russell group guide to making decisions about Post-16 education)

15

10

5

http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/media/informed-choices/InformedChoices-latest.pdf

Music

Latin

Art

Ancient Greek

Design Technology

History

Italian

English Literature

English

Spanish

Geography

German

French

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

0 Mathematics

Number of degrees

20

Earnings: How physics compares to other degrees

Percentage increased hourly earnings by degree subject

50 45 40 35 30

Average for all degrees = 23 %

25 20 15 10 5

(21-60 year olds, compared to those holding 2 or more A-levels: Labour Force Surveys 2000-2004 pooled) http://www.iop.org/publications/iop/archive/page_52049.html

History

English

Biological Sciences

Psychology

Social sciences

Management

European Languages

Chemistry

Physics

Engineering

Law

Medicine

0

Careers from physics: What physics students do after graduating 7% Studying Masters

4% Teacher training

40 % employed

45% Studying PhD

3% Other

6% unemployed

http://www.iop.org/publications/iop/2012 /page_55925.html

Careers from physics: What physics students do after graduating

56 % went on to further study • 4 % Teacher training • 52 % Masters or PhD in for example: Astrophysics Space technology Nanotechnology Laser technology Particle physics Low temperature physics Semiconductor physics Medical Physics Biophysics Engineering…. http://www.iop.org/publications/iop/2012/page_55925.html

Careers from physics: What physics students do after graduating

40 % employed

http://www.iop.org/publications/iop/2012/page_55925.html

Careers from physics: What physics students do after graduating

% unemployed 1 year after graduation

6 % unemployed 20 18.7 17.4

16 12

8

All graduates 11.4

11.9 8

8

2008

2009

Physics graduates

5.4

4 0 2006

5.6

2007

http://www.iop.org/publications/iop/2012/page_55925.html

Year

Careers from physics: Skills that studying physics develops

Ability to model complex situations

Team Working

Mathematical ability

Research skills

Transferable skills Creative thinking

Understanding of technology

Evidencebased decision making

Analytical skills

Problem solving Ability to communicate complex ideas Ability to evaluate risk

Objective thinking

• Girls in Physics: www.iop.org/girlsinphysics • Music: www.iop.org/concert • Medicine: www.teachingmedicalphysics.org.uk

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