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Physicists

Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Perform complex calculations as part of the analysis and evaluation of data, using computers.
    • Analyze data from research conducted to detect and measure physical phenomena.
    • Design computer simulations to model physical data so that it can be better understood.
    • Write research proposals to receive funding.
    • Teach physics to students.
    • Report experimental results by writing papers for scientific journals or by presenting information at scientific conferences.
    • Conduct research pertaining to potential environmental impacts of atomic energy-related industrial development to determine licensing qualifications.
    • Observe the structure and properties of matter, and the transformation and propagation of energy, using equipment such as masers, lasers, and telescopes, to explore and identify the basic principles governing these phenomena.
    • Develop theories and laws on the basis of observation and experiments, and apply these theories and laws to problems in areas such as nuclear energy, optics, and aerospace technology.
    • Collaborate with other scientists in the design, development, and testing of experimental, industrial, or medical equipment, instrumentation, and procedures.
    • Conduct application evaluations and analyze results to determine commercial, industrial, scientific, medical, military, or other uses for electro-optical devices.
    • Develop manufacturing, assembly, and fabrication processes of lasers, masers, infrared, and other light-emitting and light-sensitive devices.
    • Advise authorities of procedures to be followed in radiation incidents or hazards, and assist in civil defense planning.

    Skills

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

    • Mathematics

      Using mathematics to solve problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    6

    Abilities

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    • Number Facility

      The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Physics

      Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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    • Currently Employed 450
    • Yearly Projected Openings 40

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Innovation
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Initiative
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity

    Tools

    • Spectrometers
    • Signal generators
    • Mobile or transportable medical linear accelerators
    • Lasers
    • Frequency analyzers

    Technology

    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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