SEPnet’s recent survey of physics PhD graduates revealed that 69% went straight into roles outside academia. Of these 32% went into business technology and 23% found jobs with research organisations.
Physics PhD graduates work in a range of diverse roles and include data scientists, quantitative analysts, R&D scientists, software engineers and patent officers. Organisations recruiting physicists include Babylon Health, Centronic, Ernst & Young, Legal & General, Mindlab, Ocado Technology, Oxford Instruments and Senseye.
We asked recent PhD graduates for their tips and advice for current students. They had 4 key messages:
Focus on skills more than technical experience
Spend time learning to program properly
Contacts and networks are key.
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