Career prospects

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The occupational fields for physicists are diverse. Only about one-fifth work in the traditional occupation of physicist. Physicists are also in demand in IT and financial professions, sales, management, consulting and apprenticeships. The development on the labor market is very encouraging in the long term. Unemployment hardly plays a role, and unemployment figures have been declining for decades, except for cyclical fluctuations. Statistically, physicists have the highest satisfaction with their choice of study among all subjects. Especially the research foci optics and nanotechnology pursued in Kassel are promising.

To analyze the occupational fields and developments in the job market, the German Physical Society collects statistics annually.

Exemplary occupational fields of physics graduates are presented in the videos of the department's Student Ambassadors project.