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Department of Physics

Career Opportunities

Physics provides the foundation for our modern technological society. At UNI, we take pride in offering a high quality program of study in physics with several options to suit many different career goals.

 In general an undergraduate degree in Physics provides a broad background of basic knowledge which can be used to great advantage in many fields:

Applied Mathematics

Computer Programming

 

Engineering

Energy Resources Consulting and Research

Environmental Specialist

Health Physics

Industrial Hygiene

Manufacturing

Metallurgy

Museum Curator

Oceanography

Patent Law

Physicist

Physics Teaching

Medicine

Pollution Control Specialist

Radiology

Remote Sensing

Safety Engineering

Science Journalism

Systems Analysis

Technical Illustration

Technical/Scientific Writing/Editing

To see typical salary offers for physics majors as well as other Bachelor's degrees the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center publishes Physics TRENDS, What's a Bachelor's Degree Worth?

 Where Do Our Graduates Go After Leaving UNI?

Name

Degree(s)

Employer or Institution

Spring 2014-Summer 2013

Steven Danielsen

BS Applied Physics

Supply Quality Engineer John Deere & part-time Graduate School ISU, Mechanical Eng.

Madiha Ahsan

BS Applied Physics

Graduate School UNI: Business Administration

Stephen Bowser

BA Physics & BA Math: Stat./Actuarial Sci.

Corporate Analyst at CBE Companies

Paul Bergmann

BS Physics

Working at Shermco, Omaha, NE, doing maintenance for electrical systems

Shawn Poellet

BS Applied Physics & BA Theatre

Asst Technical Dir Audio/Video Engineer, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Spring 2013-Summer 2012

Jeremy Hulshizer

BA Physics Teaching

Teaching at St. Albert Catholic High School, Council Bluffs, IA

Ben Beck

BS Applied Physics

Engineer Analyst, John Deere

Sarah Pearce

BS Physics & BA Chemistry

Graduate School Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Zach Griffith

BS Physics

Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Astro Physics)

Jeremy Meyer

BS Applied Physics

Manufacturing Engineer, John Deere

Amy Skjordal

BA Physics & Math Teaching

Teaching at East High School, Kansis City, MO

Chris Reilly

BS Applied Physics

Graduate School, Iowa State University, Ames,IA

Sarah Dieken

BS Applied Physics

Quality Assurance Engineer, Mitratech, Austin, TX

Spring 2012-Summer 2011

Erik Wolter

BS Physics

Graduate School, material science & engineering program; Product Engineer at A.Y. McDonald since 2013

Adam Wilson

BS Physics

Graduate School Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York

Jeff Wallace

BA Physics

Graduate School , University of Northern Iowa, professional science masters, applied physics

Byron Tasseff

BS Physics

Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Brad Noethe

BS Physics

Graduate School, University of Northern Iowa, math

Charlie Hubbard

BS Physics

Internship with Diedrich & Assoc., Cedar Falls, IA

Matthew Even

BA Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science, & BS Geology

Graduate School, University of Iowa

Brett Vandeventer

BA Physics Teaching

Teaching at Bettendorf School district, Bettendorf, IA

Trevor Kittleson

BA Physics Teaching

Teaching physics Perry High School, Perry, IA

Spring 2011-Summer 2010

Michael McGarvey

BA Physics

Medical School, University of Iowa

Eddie Maldonado

BS Physics

Graduate School, University of Northern Iowa, professional science masters, applied physics

Matt Stroh

BS Applied/Engineering (University of Nebraska)

Employed at Molex, a major electronics company

Spring 2010-Summer 2009

Shanon Davis

BS Physics

Graduate School, Ohio State University

Matt Karl

BS Physics and Computer Science

Graduate School, University of Northern Iowa, professional science masters, applied physics

Mark Stalnaker

BS Physics

Graduate School, Montana State University

Matt Kaspar

BS Physics

Graduate School, University of Iowa

Tyler Rash

BS Physics

Graduate School, University of Missouri, Columbia

Christopher Walck

BS Physics

Graduate School, Iowa State University

Brodie Wandling

BS Physics

Graduate School, Ohio State University