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Why study physics

Why study physics?
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Alex Summerfield

on 9 May 2012

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Transcript of Why study physics

Careers Physics opens the door to many interesting and fascinating careers. Here are just a few examples of the wide range of jobs physicists can do. www.connexions-direct.com Visit... ...for more careers information Why study physics? Challenge A physics A-level is widely respected and looks great on a CV. Enquiry... Essential Skills Mathematics Problem solving Scientific enquiry ICT Communication logic Why not set yourself the challenge of achieving the gold standard A-level? ever wondered why... the sun is hot? satellites don't fall back to Earth? light has a speed limit? icebergs float? some galaxies are so flat? Understanding... atoms don't collapse? a physics degree is worth 180,000 pounds on average did you know that... electrons move through a wire at about 1 metre per hour? the sun is actually green? we can only see about 4% of the universe? the entire universe could fit inside a basketball Black holes aren't black? the light from this galaxy left over 2.5 million years ago? and it's our closest neighbour! plan recording sessions with producers and artists
position microphones and amps
operate equipment for recording, mixing and sequencing
balance sound and add effects.
Earnings may range from around 15,000 up to 75,000 a year. Sound Engineers... measure the earth's seismic, magnetic, gravitational and electromagnetic properties.

Those involved in data collection will travel the world and may operate from a field camp, where they spend their days outdoors.

Salaries may range from around 22,000, to more than 50,000 a year. Geophysicists... observe and forecast the weather. They also work to predict extreme weather and natural disasters, and to monitor and predict climate change and its effects.

Salaries range from 18,000 for forecasters to 60,000 or more for the most senior meteorologists. Metereologists... are health specialists, trained to examine the eyes to detect signs of injury, disease, abnormality and defects in vision.

Salaries range from around 17,300 to over 77,000 a year. Optometrists... are doctors who specialise in interpreting images of the body, such as x-rays and ultrasound scans.

Once they begin specialist training, radiologists can earn a basic salary of between 29,411 and 46,246 a year.

Basic salaries for consultant radiologists start at around 74,504; the most senior consultants can earn over 176,000 Radiologists... the sky is blue?
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