Physics

Physics allows us to understand, predict, and harness the basic forces of our universe. The Physics Program at ACC provides a broad education in the physical sciences. You’ll prepare to transfer to a four-year institution with training in areas like geophysics, biophysics, astronomy, molecular physics, elementary particle physics, and more.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Physicists

    Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

    Hourly Wage: $31.64

    Currently Employed: 93

    Projections:

    93 people are employed as Physicists. This number is expected to increase by 6.45% over the next four years.

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  • Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126

    Projections:

    13126 people are employed as Physics Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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