Sara is an 18 years old young girl, who has just given high school exams. She is confused about the selection of subjects that would not only be interesting but also a good source of earning.
She decided to meet her uncle named John and takes his help. Mr. John is a physicist and is working in a renowned organization.
After formal chit chat Sara tells reason of her visit and asks about the scope of Physics.
Her uncle looks at her as he is expecting this question. Mr. John knows that Sara has a great interest in this subject. Then he takes a deep breath and says that let’s start from the brief introduction of Physics.
Sara says that it is the study of matter, energy and physical forces of nature. Physics is the most fundamental science. We can say, it is the mother of all sciences and mathematics, numeracy, statistics, and experiments are followed to prove laws of the universe. It is the study of the basic structure of visible as well as non-visible bodies.
Mr. John interrupts and says physicists try to reinvent and inquire about new physical laws and energy. Physicists have keen intentions to discover and reveal new laws of nature. Sara’s uncle further added the important interests that one should have to be a successful physicist are
- Love for machines and technology
- Ability to discover and explore new perceptions
- Good in maths and numeracy
- Capability of doing observation, research and innovation
Sara asks if it is enough to have these interests?
Her uncle tells her that students should have creative abilities and innovative ideas to meet the requirements of inventing and reinventing the technical applications.
They should know the main and important factors to solve complex problems. Students should have proficiency to accomplish programming.
They should have detailed knowledge of mathematical formulae and have fluency in using scientific equipment.
Then Sara asks the common jobs for physics bachelor’s degree holders.
Her uncle gives details of industries where bachelor of physics can survive as a physicist. Industries, that manufacture mobile, machines, tools, weapons, measuring tools, instruments and equipment, circuits and parts of machines, have the place of physicists in their firms.
More over designation wise we have posts as application engineer, data analyst, high school teacher, lab technician, accelerator operator etc.
We have a vast field of laser. Nowadays laser cosmetic surgery is common for skin treatment. Laser technology is also advantageous for cutting, marking, cladding and welding in manufacturing industries.
Laser technology is also used for the treatment of cancer patients in hospitals. Laser technology itself is outgrowing the need of physicist as a laser engineer, laser technician, and optical engineer.
Mr. John continues his words and says in short physics can open the door to hundreds of jobs in computing industries, engineering and manufacturing firms, and telecommunication companies to its bachelor’s degree recipients.
And if one has a master’s degree in physics can have the availability of thousands of jobs. Higher education more will be the chances of earning well.
“Oh this is also the third law of motion”, Sara almost screams in excitement.
For advance degree in physics we have options like
- Quantum physics
- Particle physics
The first and for most jobs for Ph.D. degree holders are in universities and colleges, they work as lecturers and professors there.
“Apart from education department do we have more options to select as a career?’’, another interesting question is asked by Sara
Yes Sara, they are
First you should know what acoustic physics is, The study of properties of sound waves in all mediums like gases, liquids and solids is known as acoustic physics. We have waves like ultrwaves, infrawaves and audible sounds.
Acoustic consultant has expertise in Sound surveys, noise mapping, sound verification and measurement and analysis of environmental noise. They work with architect and construction crews to regulate and adjust the migration as well as barriers of sounds.
Radiation Protection Practitioner
The emission or transmission of energy through any space or material medium is known as radiation. Radiation can be either in the form of waves or in the form of particles. Ultraviolet light, infrared, visible light, X- rays, gamma rays, and radio waves are examples of radiations.
Radiation protection practitioner monitors and examines the radiation level used in treating the patients in hospitals and gives safety measurements to prevent people who work in industries and manufacturing firms.
Nuclear physics is the study of atomic nuclei and their constituents and interactions. Nuclear reactors, nuclear medicine, and nuclear weapons are the vital widget in the field of nuclear physics.
Devises, instruments, and systems (made by nuclear engineers) are playing a major role in medical diagnosis and treatment or other industrial uses. Nuclear technology has many benefits in agriculture.
Smoke detectors also deploy by the commercial security companies for the safety of building from fire.
It is the manipulation of atoms and molecules to design a new technology. It deals with dimension less than 100nanometers.
Nanotechnology is very extensive field. This technology covers biotechnology, robotics, electronics, medicine, food packaging, cell phones, defense and security.
Mr. John sees the sight of relief on Sara’s face. I hope guys you all get sufficient knowledge and get all the answers that confuse you about physics and its scope and you will definitely choose physics as a career.