Applied Physics

It usually differs from engineering in that an applied physicist may not be designing something in particular, but rather is using physics or conducting physics research with the aim of developing new technologies or solving an engineering problem. This approach is similar to that of applied mathematics. In other words, applied physics is rooted in the fundamental truths and basic concepts of the physical sciences but is concerned with the utilization of these scientific principles in practical devices and systems. Applied physicists can also be interested the use of physics for scientific research. For instance, people working on Accelerator physics seek to build better accelerators for research in theoretical physics.


Biochemists and Biophysicists
Wage: $102,270
10 Year Growth Rate: 5.0%
Education Requirements:
Doctoral or professional degree
Wage: $96,280
10 Year Growth Rate: 33.0%
Education Requirements:
Master's degree