Careers

Some graduates of the Physics MS enter Physics Doctoral Programs or continue on as independent researchers. Others pursue a wide range of careers, including as high school science teachers, technical writers or members of a technical support staff.

Career Services

Office of Student Professional Development

The College of Science and Technology Office of Student Professional Development offers assistance to students as they navigate the search for postgraduate positions and research opportunities. The college also hosts job fairs, networking events and workshops.

Learn more about the Office of Student Professional Development.

Job Fairs

The College of Science and Technology job fairs, held each fall and spring semester, are open to undergraduate and master’s-level science and technology majors, as well as alumni of the college. Job fairs typically draw more than 60 employers, including Apex Life Science, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Elsevier, Lockheed Martin, and the Wistar Institute.

The job fairs give you opportunities to

  • explore potential career paths,
  • network with Temple alumni and
  • talk to employers in your field of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology job fairs.

University Career Center

You can visit Temple University’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence. You’ll have access to

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Physics MS may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

$86,140.00

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

$87,380.00

Computer & Information Research Scientists

$114,520.00

Environmental Scientists & Specialists, Including Health

$69,400.00

Geneticists

$76,690.00

Materials Scientists

$99,530.00

Natural Sciences Managers

$118,970.00

Social Science Research Assistants

$46,000.00

Soil & Plant Scientists

$62,430.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).