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2023 Other Physics Degree Guide

Other Physics Degrees Decreasing

#596 Most Popular Major
467 Degrees Awarded
-2.4% Increase in Graduates

In 2020-2021, other physics was the 596th most popular major nationwide with 467 degrees awarded. This represents a 2.4% reduction in other physics degrees awarded over the prior year's total of 478.

This year's Best Other Physics Schools ranking compares 21 of them to identify the best overall programs in the country. Explore this or one of our many other custom other physics rankings further below.

2023 Best Colleges for Other Physics
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Best Other Physics Schools by Degree

Bachelor's Degrees in Other Physics
Master's Degrees in Other Physics
Doctorate Degrees in Other Physics

Requirements for Getting a Degree in Other Physics

Other Physics majors are found most commonly in careers in which using scientific rules and methods to solve problems is important. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents and talking to others to convey information effectively are all required skills for careers related to this major.

Other Physics Degree Program Entry Requirements

other physics degree applicants generally need have finished high school or their GED. Many schools may also have GPA and SAT/ACT score minimums that must be met. Once you obtain your degree, additional other physics certifications required to pursue a career in this field.

Types of Other Physics Degrees

Other Physics degree levels vary. Other Physics programs offered by schools range from a to a , which is the highest other physics degree you can get. The type of other physics degree you choose will determine how long it takes to get your diploma.

Degree Credit Requirements Typical Program Length
Associate Degree 60-70 credits 2 years
Bachelor’s Degree 120 credits 4 years
Master’s Degree 50-70 credits 1-3 years
Doctorate Program required coursework including thesis or dissertation At least 4 years

A doctor's degree is the most common level of education achieved by those in careers related to other physics, with approximately 34.3% of workers getting one. See the the most common levels of education for other physics workers below.

Level of Education Percentage of Workers
Doctoral Degree 39.2%
Master’s Degree 22.2%
Post-Doctoral Training 18.4%
Bachelor’s Degree 16.1%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 2.5%

About 53.2% of workers in careers related to other physics obtain at least doctor's degrees. The chart below shows what degree level those who work in other physics have obtained.


This of course varies depending on which other physics career you choose.

Other Physics Careers

Below Average Number of Jobs
123k Avg. Related Jobs Salary
11% Growth Job Outlook 2016-26

Solid Growth Projected for Other Physics Careers

Want a job when you graduate with your other physics degree? Other Physics careers are expected to grow 10.8% between 2016 and 2026.

The following options are some of the most in-demand careers related to other physics.

Occupation Name Projected Jobs Expected Growth
Natural Sciences Managers 62,300 9.9%
Physicists 20,500 14.5%
Physics Postsecondary Professors 19,400 10.2%

Other Physics Degree Salary Potential

As you might expect, salaries for other physics graduates vary depending on the level of education that was acquired.

Highest Paid Other Physics Careers

Salaries for other physics graduates can vary widely by the occupation you choose as well. The following table shows the top highest paying careers other physics grads often go into.

Occupation Name Median Average Salary
Natural Sciences Managers $139,680
Physicists $125,280
Physics Postsecondary Professors $103,830

Getting Your Other Physics Degree

With over 95 different other physics degree programs to choose from, finding the best fit for you can be a challenge. Fortunately you have come to the right place. We have analyzed all of these schools to come up with hundreds of unbiased other physics school rankings to help you with this.

Study Areas in Other Physics

One of 8 majors within the Physics area of study, Other Physics has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Other Physics

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Physics 12,875
Optics/Optical Sciences 196
Acoustics 96
Theoretical & Mathematical Physics 19
Condensed Matter & Materials Physics 8

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