The Physics Lynk: Classroom to Career

One major, many career paths

A physics major is extremely flexible, providing solid analytic grounding, quantitative skills, and communication skills that are transferable to virtually any career. Typical directions include teaching, design, engineering, consulting, finance, public service, or continuing on to medical school or graduate school in a number of engineering and physics-related areas.

Plan Early

Students should plan ahead in order to position themselves for an internship, study abroad, or graduate school opportunities. Consult these resources closely and talk to your advisor. 

Abigail Daane
Abigail Daane '04: Professors at MHC showed me it was possible to balance career and family.
Lydia Young
Lydia Young '75: MHC helped her become a strong leader in a field with few women
Photo of Lina Cashin ’88
Colonel Lina Rivero Cashin ’88 credits her dual-degree in math and physics for helping her enter the space operations career field