Physicists


Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Also called: Health Physicist, Physicist, Research Scientist, Scientist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • physics
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • using math to solve problems
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • create new and original ideas
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • CERN Physics Analysis Workstation PAW
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Development environment software
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
    Object or component oriented development software
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
  • Python

Education:

    post-doctoral training
    doctoral degree
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