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November 7, 2020

Careers and Scope after B.Sc. Physics

 

Before choosing B.Sc. Physics this question arises in many students that what is the scope after B.Sc. physics and job opportunities, hence in this article I will be discussing and addressing all these questions.

 

What to do after pursuing B.Sc. Physics?
The golden school days were fun, even the syllabus was easy. The Coulomb’s law, the Ohm’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, etc, we all have been studying that since our 12 standards. And if like me you too were an enthusiast for physics and chose it as a major in undergrad, then this article is for you.

What exactly are the job opportunities after pursuing B.Sc. in physics? What is the scope after B.Sc. physics?

There are various job opportunities and career scope after doing B.Sc. in physics as below:

what to do after bsc physics

1. Tutoring:

Almost 60% of the people go for teaching after pursuing B.Sc. Physics. The scope after B.Sc. Physics is always open to teaching. Teaching is an evergreen job because of its perks like it helps you to get a deep understanding of the concepts, you never lose in touch with the concepts while teaching, it is one of the best paying jobs as the ROI associated with it is very high.

So, teaching is a very good option. However, during the ongoing pandemic, it is becoming more hard and hard to find the best-paying jobs.

So, for that, I suggest you register as an expert in CHEGG. CHEGG is an online learning platform whose main motive is to help students with their problems and for that, it hires experts who in turn answers students’ problems/ questions/quarries. CHEGG acts as a bridge between students and teachers. You make money according to questions that you correctly answered as well as you get global insight on the topic/subject concerned as students ask questions from all over the world.

  • What is the procedure?

Well, that is very easy.

    • Get yourself registered
    • Take a subject test
    • Adhere to the guidelines
    • Take a guidelines test
    • Upload your documents for document verification.

And done.

  • Why should one register for CHEGG?
    • Flexibility in the schedules,
    • The comfort of working in a safe environment,
    • The comfort of choosing your workplace and
    • A regular pay

 

You can go and apply for it right now.

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2. Research Assistant:

A research assistant is a researcher employed. They are often employed for a temporary contract by a university, a research institute, or a privately held organization.

  • What do they do?
    • The main work/purpose/aim of an RA is of assisting in academic or private
    • Research assistants generally are under the light of their principal or senior researchers.
  • What is the qualification required?

RAs are often undergraduates or might be enrolled in a master’s degree and are teaching simultaneously.

  • What are the skills required for this job?

The skills required are:

    • Communication because they have to communicate properly about their researches. So that the data interpreted is correct.
    • Attention to Detail so that to find the right information.
    • Critical Thinking as they use decisive reasoning to determine the best course of action in their research.
    • Technical Skills for they have to use computers for the research, as well as record their findings.

 

  • How much do the RAs earn?

That specifically depends upon the institution you will be working in. but on average, a good institution will pay Rs 30000 to Rs 40000 per month.
You can enhance your career after B.Sc. in physics by applying for a research assistant but the scope after B.Sc. Physics isn’t limited up to this, so keep scrolling for more.

 

3. Lab Technician/Supervisor:

A lab technician or a lab supervisor is a person who is generally responsible for maintaining, managing, ordering, and supervising all the equipment, tools, etc of the labs. They also conduct and support scientific investigations and experiments. They record and analyze data, demonstrate procedures, provide technical support, write reports, reviews, and summaries. He/she has a wide range of duties.

 

  • What skills are necessary for this job?
    • Independence.
    • Meticulous attention to detail.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Good teamwork skills.
    • Analytical skills.
    • Time management.

The scope after B.Sc. Physics is wide and these skills are the skills that are required for almost every job ever.

 

  • How much does a Lab supervisor earn?
    • The average salary for a Laboratory Supervisor is ₹ 18,000 to Rs 20,000 per month in India, which isn’t bad for a graduate to start with.

 

4. Consulting Physicist:

A consulting physicist invents technologies, discovers new elements, works on theories, etc to help the clients’ business by the application of their inventions and discoveries.

The scope after B.Sc. Physics extend to consulting physicist also. Here’s how:

 

  • What are the main duties?

A consulting physicist is involved in all aspects of technology and product development including invention, analysis, prototype design, laboratory testing, process development, and manufacturing.

 

  • What are the skills required for this job?
    • A bachelor’s degree would suffice however if you have a master’s degree or have enrolled for it that would be great.
    • You must be a physics lover as a physicist only would be able to discover new things if he loves his subject.
    • He must have insatiable curiosity so that he can dig deep into the theories etc.
    • Must have good communicational skills.

 

  • What is the earning potential?
    • The level of earnings will be dependent on the organization you will be working in. However, the average to be expected is Rs10 to 15 lakhs per year in an organization like ISRO (because there aren’t any private employers in India like SpaceX in the USA).

5. Scientist:

scope after bsc physics

A scientist may discover things, elements, prove theories, and make theories. There isn’t much difference between a scientist and a physicist. They both work on their theories, they both work on their discoveries and inventions, etc but a scientist is a much broader concept than that of a physicist. A physicist is concerned with a particular subject but a scientist is involved with science and plays a much bigger role in discoveries.

It might sound like an easy job however it is not.

After graduation, if you take up being a scientist than, you must really have some idea of where to start. And if you believe in your idea then, you should consider this option seriously.

The scope after B.Sc. Physics can lead you to become a scientist also.

 

  • But how does a scientist make money?
    • If you will be lucky enough to get a job in ISRO, INCOSPAR, or any other government agencies then, you will make a good amount of money as well as keep researching.
    • However, if you are a solo scientist then how do you make money?
    • What does a solo scientist do? How does it get the money?
    • He asks for funding from various companies/government/agencies and if they seem to believe in his idea, a solo scientist gets money for his research.
 

 

6. Accelerator Operator:

The B.Sc. physics scope isn’t limited up to the research work only. You can pursue your career after B.Sc. in physics as an accelerator operator also.

An accelerator operator is a person who controls operations of particle operator during or after an experiment, who is also in charge of levers to steer the beam, target control room, records data in log relative to beam specifications, equipment settings used, etc. he is also responsible for training junior operators.

    • The accelerator operator generally has a science bachelor’s degree in physics.
  • What is the average money earned by an accelerator operator in India?
    • An entry-level accelerator operator earns an average of Rs 4 to 6 lakhs a year.
    • And a senior level accelerator operator with more experience (say 8+ years) earns Rs 7 to 9 lakhs per year.

 

7. Technical Assistant:

A technical assistant is someone who provides technical assistance to engineers and technicians, assists in handling routine customer issues, assists, and supports engineers in repairing electronic products and items.

You can enhance your career after B.Sc. in physics as a technical assistant too. You will be surprised to hear that ISRO or any other space research organization hires technical assistants and the required qualification for that is a science graduate degree in physics.

And who on the earth will not like to work for ISRO. Even the name of such an organization added to your resume is something people only dream of.

  • What are the qualifications required?

When you are done with your bachelor’s degree in physics you can apply for your master and then-doctoral degree which in turn will lead you to promotion to the post of scientist-SC.

  • How much do they earn?

The average salary of a technical assistant is Rs 20000 to Rs 250000 a month.

9. Radiologist Assistant:

A radiologist is a person who diagnoses disease and injuries using medical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound. There is a growing demand for radiologists and the survey shows there will be demands for radiologists more and more every year.

B.Sc. physics graduates work as radiologists’ assistants as they have sound knowledge about the rays, devices, emission. They assist effectively in maintaining the devices, tools used for diagnosis, and treatment.

  • What is the earning potential?
    • The earning potential of a radiologist’s assistant is Rs 1 to 2 lakhs per year which can increase over time with experience.

 

You don’t have to get anxious about “what to do after B.Sc. physics?” I suggest you be calm and when you’re ready to start your job search, it’s helpful to view the list of companies that hire people with bachelor’s degrees in physics. This will help you to determine who to talk to at coming career fairs and to pin down a more specific career plan. In India, there are fewer private companies invested in science projects but organizations like ISRO, SDSC, etc are highly invested in technology and encourage new ideas, inventions, etc.

I hope you found this article helpful. All the best.