Physicists study the nature of the universe and everything included in it. They contemplate and evaluate natural events seen on Earth and in the universe, and develop theories, using mathematics, to explain why those phenomena occur. Theories are then used in human-scale projects to bring new technologies, like computers, lasers, and fusion energy.
Key to Success
To be successful as a physicist you should have/ develop:
- Numerical Ability
- Analytical skills.
Scope and opportunities
The three major employers of career physicists are academic institutions, government laboratories, and private industries, with the largest employer being the last. Experienced physicists, apply their skills to other activities, particularly in engineering, computing, and finance. Some physicists opt for additional careers where their knowledge of physics is merged with further training in other disciplines, such as patent law in industry or private practice.
Lifestyle & Social Status
- The job is indoor
- Well paid
- Lot of research
- Compute complex calculations as part of the analysis and ascertain data, using computers.
- Convey and transform observations and conclusions in mathematical terms.
- Study data from research conducted to detect and measure physical phenomena.
- Report experimental results by writing papers for scientific journals or by presenting information at scientific conferences.
- Develop computer simulations to model physical data to better understand.
- Communicate with other scientists in the design, development, and testing of experimental, industrial, or medical equipment, instrumentation, and procedures.
- Manage testing and monitoring of contamination of radioactive equipment, and recording of personnel and plant area radiation exposure data.
- Notice the structure and properties of matter, and the transformation and propagation of energy, by using equipment such as masers, lasers, and telescopes, in order to explore and identify the basic principles governing these phenomena.
- Develop theories and laws by observing and experimenting, and apply to problems in areas such as nuclear energy, optics, and aerospace technology.
- Critical Thinking.
- Analytical skills
- Complex Problem Solving
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Communication skills
- Meet new people
- Very careful while testing
Current Job Scenario
Assistant Professor (on contractual basis)
Salary: Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 (PB-3) with Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 6,000 . Initial pay in the Pay Band will be Rs. 20,150 and Total Emoluments Rs. 50,075.
Salary: Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 (PB-3) with Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 8,000. Initial pay in the Pay Band will be Rs. 30,000 and Total Emoluments Rs. 71,168.
On completion of three years of service as Assistant Professor, shall move to Pay Band of Rs. 37,400-67,000 (PB-4) with an Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 9,000 and will, however, continue to be designated as Assistant Professor.
Salary: Rs.37,400 – 67,000 (PB-4) with Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 9,500. Initial pay in the Pay Band will be Rs. 42,800 and Total Emoluments Rs. 96,622.
Salary: Rs.37,400 – 67,000 (PB-4) with Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 10,500. Initial pay in the Pay Band will be Rs. 48,000 and Total Emoluments Rs. 1,07,650.
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Northrop Grumman
- Physical Laboratories
- Indian institutes of Science
|Course Options||B.Sc Physics||MSc Physics||PhD|
|Academic Eligibility||10+2 PCM aggregate 60%||B.Sc Physics + entrance exam||MSc Physics + entrance exam|
|Fees||Rs. 10K to Rs. 15K per annum||Rs. 40K per annum||N/A|
|Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1||Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs||Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs||Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs|
|Expenditure in Tier-2||Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs||Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs||Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs|
|Duration||3 Years||2 Years||3 Years|
|Affiliation||Respective University||Respective University|
- Academic industries
- Research institutions
- Private industries
- Physics teacher
- Research associate
- Technical consultant
Following are some university / institute level exams for B.Sc / M.Sc
- IISER Entrance Exam (BS-MS dual degree programme)
- JEE Mains / JEE Advance
- NISER- National Institute of Science Education and Research
- BHU- Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi