College of Science and Technology undergraduates can pursue professional careers across a wide variety of fields. You can also choose to further your education with graduate master’s or doctoral degrees. These degree programs prepare you to graduate with the skills and experience necessary to succeed in a competitive job market or pursue graduate research.

Research Internships

Our internships give you the opportunity to gain real-world professional and research experience to further your academic experience and help you form your path after graduation. Students have interned at Philadelphia-area organizations and performed research on campus or at other institutions. These experiences can enhance your prospects for future employment and graduate school.


Physics graduates pursue careers in research, teaching and industry. Some of the most active industries for physicists include

  • computer and software engineering,
  • electronics and telecommunications, and
  • laser and optical physics.

Graduates also find opportunities for positions in health-related fields, including

  • diagnostic imaging,
  • nuclear medicine and
  • pharmaceuticals.

TUteach Internships and Programs

TUteach students can take advantage of fieldwork and internship options in the area of STEM education both on Temple’s campus and in the local community. Programs for in-service teachers include advanced workshops, STEM instruction with a focus on technology, continuing professional education and more. 

The Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership seeks to increase the number of talented STEM majors who become K–12 mathematics and science teachers. The organization provides academic programs and mentoring opportunities as well as scholarships and stipends.

Teachers Materials Camp is a weeklong, hands-on lab experience designed to show educators how to use applied engineering techniques in their classrooms. Teachers generate ideas to make core math and science principles more compelling and digestible for their middle and high school students.

Explore more TUteach fieldwork and internship experiences.

Career Services

Office of Student Professional Development

The College of Science and Technology Office of Student Professional Development guides you throughout your time at Temple with information on internship and research opportunities. The college also hosts workshops, prep sessions, networking events and job fairs so you can prepare for the future.

Learn more about the Office of Student Professional Development.

Owl to Owl Mentor Program

The College of Science and Technology’s Owl to Owl Mentor Program pairs alumni with current students so that you can learn more about career opportunities in your area of study. Through one-on-one experiences four times a semester, your Owl to Owl mentor will help you

  • build your professional network,
  • enhance communication skills,
  • gain exposure to career options and
  • pick academic courses that complement your career goals.

Learn more about Temple’s Owl to Owl Mentor Program.

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 also 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

  • an assessment of your professional direction,
  • interview tips and guidance,
  • job postings for students and alumni,
  • a listing of job search resources, and
  • support for job search strategies.


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Physics with Teaching Major may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School


Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School


Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School


Elementary School Teachers


Middle School Teachers


Secondary School Teachers


Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School


Special Education Teachers, Middle School


Special Education Teachers, Secondary School


Teacher Assistants


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