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Potential Career Tracks Associated With the APS Undergraduate Major

There are various career paths that recent APS graduates have taken.  We encourage all majors to read these descriptions EARLY in their careers so that you can understand your options and the actions you need to take to prepare yourselves for them.  We strongly encourage you to discuss these career options with your APS mentors at each semester’s meeting and to regularly review your progress along the lines described below.  The career options we described below are not meant to be all-inclusive:

  1. Professional Research and College Teaching Careers
  2. Technical Careers in Physics, Space, or Computer-related Industries
  3. K-12 Teaching at Primary, Middle School, or High School Levels
  4. Informal Education, Public Outreach, and Science Writing
  5. Science Policy