Career Services Degree Profiles
These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.
Physics is the study of laws that govern the behaviour and interaction ofenergy and matter. It encompasses the entire physical universe and everything in it.
Key Skills & Knowledge
Analytical: Organize, analyze and interpret scientific data; compare and contrast ideas and information; articulate and analytical; careful attention to detail.
Technical: Computer simulation/modeling; laboratory techniques; operation of scientific equipment and safety procedures; programming and systems analysis skills.
Communication: Preparing technical or research reports; synthesizing complex information to present ideas and data clearly.
Organizational: Conceptualize and implement projects a and meet deadlines; observation and decision making skills.
Critical thinking: Critical thinking and problem solving.
Research: Utilize survey research methods research skills; defining problems and developing research designs and models; curiosity, imagination, and creativity; provide relevant perspectives ability to make projections.
Mathematical and observational skills: Utilize the appropriate mathematical formulas to perform calculations.
Sample Job Titles
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
- Aerospace Research Scientist
- Computer Programmer
- Environmental Analyst
- Environmental Health Specialist
- Inorganic Analyst
- Laboratory Technician
- Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
- Quality Assurance Assistant
- Research & Development Scientist
- Science Laboratory Technician
- Systems Analyst
- Teacher / Professor
- Technical Writer
- Administration & Management
- Applied Research & Development
- Computers & Technology
- Defence ‐ National
- Environment / Conservation
- Hi-Tech Industry
- Numerical Modeling
- Planetarium / Science centres
- Post-Secondary Institutes
- Science Research
- Technical Writer
Associations & Professional Development
- Alberta Women's Science Network (AWSN) and Mentorship Program: http://www.awsn.com/
- American Institute of Physics - http://www.aip.org
- American Physical Society http://www.aps.org
- Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists of Alberta: http://www.apegga.com/
- Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET): http://www.aset.ab.ca/pages/home/default.aspx
- Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine: http://www.csnm-scmn.ca/
- Canadian Association of Science Centers: http://www.canadiansciencecentres.ca/?n=28-193
- Canadian Association of Physicists: http://www.cap.ca
- Canadian Astronomical Association: http://www.casca.ca
- Canadian Astronomical Society: www.casca.ca
- Canadian Nuclear Society: http://www.cns-snc.ca/
- Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists: http://www.medphys.ca
- Canadian Space Agency: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/default.asp
- Med Phys: http://www.medphys.org/
- National Research Council Canada: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
- National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov
- The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC): http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/
- Royal Astronomical Society of Canada: http://www.rasc.ca/
- SIMS (Students Interested in Medical Science): Events/resources regarding preparing for medical school or dental interviews. http://people.ucalgary.ca/~simsclub/
- Society of Physics Students (US): http://www.spsnational.org/
- TRIUMF - Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics: http://www.triumf.info
- Women in Science and Engineering (WISE): http://people.ucalgary.ca/~womense/index.html
Did you know?
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.
- Last Updated: Feb 6, 2018 4:29 PM
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