Cyber Village

Physics

Science Education

Some Areas of Specialization

  •  Teaching
  •  Computer Software Development
  •  Educational Research
  •  Writing and Editing
  •  Library and Information Sciences

Where to find them:

  •  Public school systems, K-12
  •  Private schools, K-12
  •  Publishing companies: books, magazines, videos
  •  Software developers
  •  Libraries

Ways to Prepare:

  •  Develop excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  •  Gain experience working with age group of interest through volunteering and tutoring.
  •  Become skilled in the use of computers and laboratory equipment.
  •  Maintain current knowledge of state and national legislation regarding teacher license.
  •  Acquire appropriate state teacher certification for K-12 teaching opportunities.
  •  Seek advanced degree required for specialists, education administration, college teaching, and other professional positions.

Particle/High Energy Physics

Some Areas of Specialization

  •  Basic and Applied Research
  •  Development
  •  Consulting
  •  Instrumentation
  •  Administration
  •  Operations and Maintenance

Where to find them:

  •  Colleges and universities
  •  Government laboratories
  •  Nonprofit research centers
  •  Industry e.g., medical scanners, eyeglasses, binoculars, microscopes, lasers, holography, display technologies, x-ray, ultraviolet spectra,fiber optics
  •  Federal agencies e.g., NASA, Department of Energy, Department of Defense

Ways to Prepare:

  •  Acquire a strong mathematics, computer science, and chemistry background.
  •  Choose a theoretical or experimental track.
  •  Seek internship experience in your specialty area.
  •  Pursue Ph.D. for advanced positions in academia.