An undergraduate major in physics and astronomy can lead to a variety of exciting careers. Physicists and astronomers find work in industry, the government, universities, in the military, at high schools and colleges, in science museums, and as journalists and science writers. Recent graduates have pursued graduate study at top public and private institutions such as the University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Dartmouth, Texas A & M, Duke University, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of California, San Diego, Ohio State, University of Washington, Washington University, Cornell University, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, SUNY, Stony Brook and Northwestern.

Career Resources for UI Undergraduate Students

The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Advisor
Attend a Job, Internship, or Career Fair
Finding and Creating Internships
Interview Practice
Job Search and Resume Basics
Post-Graduation Placement Information and Statistics

External Career Resources

Career Planning

Education Programs

Preparing Resumes/Cover Letters, Interviewing


Physics & Astronomy Jobs



Research Organizations