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What careers are open to a physics major?

I'd like to go into Astronomy/Astrophysics but the college I'm attending does not offer that major. So what possible jobs are open to someone with a physics undergrad? #college #college-major #physics #astronomy

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Typically colleges don't offer an "astrophysics" major, per sey. You'll find "astronomer" which is virtually the same thing, but not many schools offer that. What you're looking for is a straight "physics" major as an undergrad. Most, if not all universities offer courses dealing with astrophysics within the major.


What you want to do is make sure that you have an extensive computational background and very good analytical skills. Those types of things are in high demand in almost all industries. Many physics undergrads go into the financial sector, defense, insurance, or some type of STEM related field like engineering

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