David J. Gross, a string theorist, particle physicist and Physics Laureate, once said, “Physics is the king of all sciences because it helps us understand the way nature works.” This couldn’t be more true as the subject covers a vast range of topics and discoveries, whether they be about space or time or particles or the universe on the whole. These discoveries affect the development of other fields.
Those interested in this field can choose from a wide array of specializations, some of which include astrophysics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, atomic physics and electricity. Specialists usually find work in the government, industry, universities and scientific businesses.
A few possible career options for those specializing in physics include medical physicists, astronomers, astrophysicists, geophysicists, environmental auditors, particle physicists, geologists, air traffic controllers, risk managers, satellite developers and cancer researchers.