Here are five job types that I have found can be an excellent fit for a physicist:
- System engineer
- Reliability engineer
- Project manager
- Engineering manager
- Process development engineer
That’s right, they all have either ‘Engineer’ or ‘Manager’ in the title. The fact is, few jobs in the private sector will have the word ‘physicist’ in the title.
No problem. Just make sure you remember how working in industry is different than working in academia, and you’ll be just fine.