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Have you ever wondered what you can do as a physicist?

Careers

Physics Careers in Life or Planetary Science

Professional, Business, and Graduate School Admission

Students should only study physics because they enjoy it, but it is good to know that successful physics students can enter many areas of business and the professions. Physics students have higher average scores than students with any other undergraduate major on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) , and on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Physical or Mathematical science students writing the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) have average scores higher on all sections of the test than applicants from the Biological Sciences.

It is a very bad idea to do Physics for the money, but after doctors, chief executives, technology managers, airline flight crew/controllers, and lawyers, physicists are the next best paid occupation according the US Department of Labor. (As noted above, studying physics is excellent preparation for entering almost all of the higher paid occupations as well.)