Who's Hiring Physics PhDs?

Employer names and job titles for new physics PhDs.

The data below breaks down fields of employment for new physics PhD recipients accepting potentially permanent positions from the classes of 2016 to 2020.

Information on employer names, job titles, sectors, and skills frequently used by physics PhDs working in each of these fields can be found by using the drop-down menus. The listings only represent a portion of the employers that hired physics PhDs into potentially permanent positions.

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Employment fields for new physics PhD recipients in potentially permanent positions, classes of 2016 through 2020

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Overall PhD Salaries by Field


Source: AIP Statistical Research Center, Initial Employment Surveys, classes 2016 thru 2020.

Data is based on the responses of 705 new physics PhD recipients in potentially permanent positions when asked "What is your primary field of employment?"