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NEWLY ADDED CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
Check out Toni Feder's article at Physics Today, Pandemic adds stress to already stressful job hunt - job offers are sped up, delayed and sometimes rescinded.

AIP Statistical Research Centers new reports: Physics Doctorates: Skills Used and Satisfaction with Employment - focuses on outlining the variety of skills used by new physics PhDs and Physics Bachelor’s Degrees 2018 - trend data detailed including bachelor's degrees from the class of 2018 and includes data on women and other underrepresented groups.



2019 Annual Career Issue
Physics Today’s first annual careers issue focuses on three aspects of becoming and being a physicist: the paths that physical scientists pursue 10 years after obtaining their PhD, the case for including innovation and entrepreneurship in the undergraduate physics curriculum, and the efforts of a consortium of California colleges and universities to boost the number of women and underrepresented minorities in graduate school.

NEW: Physics Today’s 2020 Annual Careers issue


RECORDED CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINARS
Virtual Networking Webinar
Guiding you through networking virtually amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Going Virtual: The Interview and Job Talk
Discussing leveraging virtual platforms to execute an interviewing plan that will help you land that dream job.
Career Planning in a Crisis: How to Move Your Career Forward
Learn how to build and execute a strong, customized crisis management plan for your career.



Career Advice
Read careers-related articles from an expert career consultant specifically geared towards scientists. Topics include networking, interviewing, how to write resumes and references, and career planning.



Careers Toolbox for Undergraduate Physics Students
This set of tools guides physics students through an exploration of career options and helps prepare them for success in the job search. Many of the tools can also be used to find internships, research positions, or even gain entrance into graduate programs. Created by the American Institute of Physics and the Society of Physics Students.



Latest Employment Data for Physicists and Related Scientists
Review essential reports compiled by the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center about employment trends in physics and astronomy. In-depth analysis about Bachelor's, Master's, and PhDs including data on sectors and fields of employment, starting salaries, skills used, and more.



Salary Calculator for Physics Faculty
The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) created this tool by surveying almost 1,700 faculty members in degree-granting physics departments and those teaching physics in two-year colleges in the United States. Enter specific institutional, position, and individual characteristics to see a salary range personalized to your criteria.


Career Information for Current Students
Still in school and wondering what your options are? Don't be overwhelmed! Learn from recent graduates about the assorted tracks they have taken to gain professional experience in the science and engineering fields.

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The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists and engineers. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.

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