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Careers

Luther physics graduates are engaged in a wide variety of careers. More than 50 percent of the physics majors at Luther continue their studies in graduate and professional schools. These students almost universally receive graduate research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or graduate fellowships to support their work toward master's or doctoral degrees.

Luther students have pursued studies in physics, astrophysics, music, mathematics, meteorology, atmospheric physics, geophysics, acoustics, optics, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, health physics, biophysics, metallurgy, business administration, law, and medicine.

Graduates have secured positions with computer and electronics firms, laboratories in business and industry, planetarium operations, and public school systems.

View recent graduate statistics. Learn about physics alumni outcomes.  

Here's how a few Luther physics graduates are employed:

  • Attorney
  • Biological Technician
  • Chemist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Professor
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Manager
  • Mathematics Professor
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Merchandising and Sales
  • Physicist
  • Physics Professor
  • Physics and Math Teacher
  • Proprietor
  • Research Worker
  • Software Consultant
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst

The American Physical Society also has useful information about careers related to the study of physics.