Career Options

For those majoring in physics, there are a number of lucrative career paths after college.

Want to learn more about potential career opportunities for your major?  “What You Can Do with a Major In…?,” brought to you by the VMI Office of Career Services, provides an overview of a variety of occupation options. Enroll today in FOCUS 2 using the access code "keydet" to sign-up and start to explore your options after VMI.

Here are some examples of occupations that may interest you:

OCCUPATIONUS NATIONAL MEAN SALARY
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineer $112,010.00
Atmospheric and Space Scientist $94,840.00
Biophysicist $94,340.00
Cartographer and Photogrammetrists $66,160.00
Mathematician $105,600.00
Meteorologist $94,840.00
Nuclear Engineer $105,950.00
Radiation Protection Engineer $105,950.00
Technical Publications Writer $73,160.00

* Salary data provided by Focus2 and US Department of Labor (2022)