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By studying physics at school or college you're opening the door to a wide variety of rewarding careers.

As well as learning about how the universe works, you'll get a broad training in skills that all employers value – an ability grasp concepts quickly, a determination to find coherent answers, not to mention problem-solving, analytical, mathematical and IT skills.

Even if you don't end up working in a physics-related industry, these skills are still highly regarded. Studying physics is a good way of keeping your options open and earning a good salary. Learn about the different types of physics degree and how you can get funding.

There are profiles showing what physicists get up to and you can look at the sectors that physics graduates work in the Your future with physics: Career directions section.

Thinking of taking a gap year? Check out our advice.

last edited: February 07, 2017

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