Code: 19-2012.00

Also known as: Biophysics Scientist, Health Physicist, Medical Physicist, Physicist, Research Consultant, Research Physicist, Research Scientist, Scientist

Description: Physicists work in a variety of research fields. They may study the way different forms of energy and matter interact or the origin of universe and the nature of time. Some Physicists work in applied science, where they develop new technologies for the military or in the energy sector. Physicists must have a doctoral degree. Before stepping into a primary research position, they may enter a temporary postdoctoral research position.


Typical wages

10% $67,450
25% $95,020
Median $129,850
75% $170,810
90% $208,000
10% $32.43
25% $45.68
Median $62.43
75% $82.12
90% $100+

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 1,300