Physicists (19-2012)

Occupation description:  Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories. Excludes Biochemists and Biophysicists (19-1021).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 18,10019,500 7.9140 340490

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 56.9726.7438.79 53.6571.1689.06

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
123 25.072.7 72.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 5
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Physics Bac
Physics Mas
Physics PhD
Space Physics PhD