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Careers with physics

Wherever you are in your journey with physics, we have resources to help you. Whether you're making subject choices at school or college, a physicist considering professional registration as your career progresses or an IOP member looking for CPD support, you can find information and advice here. 

Planet Possibility: funded by the IOP Challenge Fund

A project backed by the Challenge Fund to help young people from under-represented groups find careers in physics in the UK.

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Your future with physics: A guide for young people

Where could physics take you in your studies and future career? 

Read more for information, advice and real-world stories

Professional registration for IOP members

The professional registrations offered through IOP are a mark of commitment and professionalism.

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Continuing professional development for IOP members

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a cornerstone to career success. The IOP is passionate about supporting those working with physics to achieve their careers goals and increasing the professionalism of physics and physicists through CPD.

Find out more about continuing professional development

Limit Less careers resources

As part of our Limit Less campaign, we’ve created a suite of downloadable resources to help teachers, IOP members and volunteers inspire more young people to change the world and fulfil their potential by doing physics.

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Find physics jobs

The Physics World jobs site can help you find the perfect role for all stages of your career – whether you’re a graduate, technician, researcher or industry professional.

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Careers 2023

Physics World Careers 2023 is a comprehensive guide to the careers opportunities open to physics graduates.

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A guide for young people

Your future with physics

Where could physics take you in your studies and future career? Physics opens doors to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge, rewarding jobs in the world.