Industry e.g., electronics, building design, medical instrumentation, communications, engineering, noise pollution, petroleum, sound recording, film production
Supplement program with courses in engineering, environmental science, urban planning, remote sensing, physiology, performing arts, audio broadcasting, speech communication, film production, or other areas of interest.
Seek internship experience in your specialty area.
Stay abreast of federal, state, and local environmental regulations for the environmental impact positions.
Become familiar with technologies used to measure/ monitor noise levels.
Obtain a graduate degree for additional opportunities in industry and education.
Industry e.g., aerospace, scientific supply, computer software, remote sensing, communications
Federal government: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Naval Observatory, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Obtain experience through part-time or voluntary position in a planetarium, observatory, or science museum.
Cultivate broad knowledge of astronomy and speaking skills for jobs working with the public.
Develop strong writing skills for preparing scientific reports.
Seek undergraduate research opportunities with professors in the field.
Develop a specialty area of expertise such as remote sensing, instrumentation, computer applications, etc.
Obtain a Ph.D. for teaching and advanced research positions.
Industry e.g., biotechnology, environment, pharmaceuticals, food science, toxicology
Biophysics is considered an interdisciplinary field at the undergraduate level; most students prepare to enter by majoring in physics, chemistry, or mathematics with supplementary courses in biology or by majoring in biology, biochemistry or molecular biology with supplementary courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Plan to specialize in an area such as experimental biophysics or computational biophysics and choose courses accordingly.
Seek research experience through work with a professor or internships.
Earn a bachelor’s degree for most technician positions.
Obtain advanced degree for higher-level positions in industry in academia.