Skip to main content

What can I do with a Chemistry degree?

Employment possibilities

Mosts physicists work in Research and Development, but Physics graduates have skills that are demanded in many different industries in both private and public sectors.

Industry

Most industrial physicists work in IT, telecommunications and related industries. However, a Physics degree can also lead to careers in finance, the energy industry, and various consultancies.

Government

Government agencies hire physicists to conduct research, work in regulatory affairs and public policy, or almost any other area that requires workers with scientific training.

Danish government agencies are located across the country, although the highest concentration is in the Copenhagen area.

Healthcare

While they are unable to advise on medical treatment, physicsts are often employed within areas such as radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine, in order to design, test and approve new medical technologies and equipment.

If you pursue a healthcare career as a physicists, you’ll likely be working as part of a team comprised of fellow physicists, biomedical engineers, clinicians and pathologists.

Research

Research can be conducted in many different ways. For instance, you could be based in a university, combining research with teaching; or in a public-sector research centre, helping to ensure national provisions keep pace with new discoveries. 

Typically, a career in academic research will require a PhD degree.

Entrepreneurial career

Some physicists opt to start their own company. Being an entrepreneur requires understanding the business side of science and learning a completely new language of business plans, marketing, advertising, competitive intelligence, market analysis, cash flow, taxes, applicable regulations, intellectual property protection, financing, and much more.

If you thrive on challenge and self-reliance, this may be the career path for you.