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 2009 to 2014.

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 2009 through 2014

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Source: AIP Statistical Research Center, Initial Employment Surveys, classes 2011 thru 2016.

Data is based on the responses of 726 new physics PhD recipients in potentially permanent positions when asked "What is your primary field of employment?"