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Career information and college search tools for physicists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Physicists

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Physicists jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oakland 960 $125,080
Hayward 960 $125,080
San Francisco 960 $125,080
Boulder 850 $95,390
Los Angeles 480 $73,400
Long Beach 480 $73,400
Anaheim 480 $73,400
The Woodlands 460 $99,090
Houston 460 $99,090
Sugar Land 460 $99,090
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Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Physicists

To find out more about building a career as Physicists, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Physicists

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Professional And Technical Services 7,550 52% $103,350
Government 3,350 23% $104,320
Education 1,430 9% $77,450
Hospital 860 5% $139,950
Electronics And Computer 390 2% N/A
Utilities 380 2% $91,260
Medical Office 260 1% $132,920
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