What Can I Do with an MHC Major in Physics?

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • JP Morgan
  • ClosedWon
  • Solutia, Inc.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • HL Yoh Company
  • Sequoia Analytical
  • Rome Astronomical Observatory
  • Various Universities
  • Fermi National Accelerator Lab
  • National Astronomy Observatory
  • Five College Astronomy Summer Program
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Justus Liebig-University Giessen
  • Entergy Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Engineering Lab Technician
  • Research Associate/Director
  • College Instructor/Professor
  • Teacher (Public or Private School)
  • Physicist
  • Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Technology Recruiter

Online Resources:

  • PhysicsWeb
    PhysicsWeb posts jobs, fellowships, and other opportunities daily.
  • Physics Today
    Search for physics jobs, or head to the Career Resources page for undergraduate guidance.
  • American Physical Society
    The AIP provides information on internships, job fairs, and career paths at their Careers & Employment page.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations including physics, astronomy, education and engineering.
  • Careers Using Physics
    Learn about networking, training & credentials, and read career profiles of real physicists. Features “a day in the life.”
  • Spotlight on Careers
    Explore the Sciences page - find career profiles, internship opportunities, and educational resources.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    Provides career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing.

Career Resource Library:

Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.