NZ university majors related to this area
Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.
Did you know?
Physics is sometimes called the 'fundamental science' – because it covers the most fundamental and basic objects (e.g. electrons) from which everything (e.g. galaxies!) is derived.
Many physicists hope one day to arrive at an ultimate understanding – 'The Theory of Everything' – for why the universe is as it is.
Examples of career opportunities
Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).
- Nuclear scientist
- Research scientist
- Research assistant
- Laboratory technician
- Physics teacher
- Science teacher
Income and employment prospects
161% of national
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Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.