Physics

Knowledge & Skills Developed:  

  • Aptitude for mathematics & physics
  • Attention to detail
  • Categorizing information
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Performing calculations using complex formulae
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Theory development

Potential Careers:  

  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Cancer Researcher
  • Diagnostic Imaging Physicist
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Exploration Geophysicist
  • Game Design Physicist
  • Geophysicist
  • Instrument Designer
  • Laser Spectroscopy Specialist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Meteorologist
  • Mining Geologist
  • Particle Physicist
  • Physicist
  • Pollution Control Technologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Research Scientist in Nanotechnology
  • Risk Specialist
  • Satellite Development
  • Surveyor

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations. 
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Potential Employers:  

  • Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Atomic Energy Canada*
  • BP Canada
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories*
  • Environment Canada*
  • Health Canada*
  • Imperial Oil Resources*
  • Jet Energy Corporation
  • Matrix Solutions Inc.
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • Paramount Energy Trust
  • Snolab*
  • Tetra Tech
  • Triumf*
  • University of Alberta *

*These companies have partnered with our Science Internship Program to offer you working experience during your undergraduate degree.

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