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Job Skills Health Physicist - Need just a B.Sc in Health Phys?

  1. Oct 26, 2016 #1
    Hi everyone,

    I am looking to work in a powerplant as a health physicist. I have been looking at requirements and they seem to be typically just a B.Sc in Health Phys + experience. Does anyone know if this is often what is needed? I am doing a dual hons in biology and physics and I want to adequately prepare for this career.

    Thanks everyone!
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  3. Oct 26, 2016 #2

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    Do you want to tell us what country you are in?
  4. Oct 26, 2016 #3
    Ontario, Canada
  5. Oct 26, 2016 #4


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    That was the case about 20 years ago. A friend of mine was hired with a BSc into Pickering. I'm pretty sure that he did a co-op placement which led to the job.

    These days, there may be a bit of buyer's market effect, where although all you technically need to get such a position is a BSc, there may be enough people applying with master's degrees that you need one to be competitive.
  6. Oct 26, 2016 #5
    Does anyone have experience with powerplant physics? Also, I noticed a lot of physics jobs are available to engineers. How is this so? I understand EngPhys but all others do not take the same level of physics and math that I do? How is an engineering degree equivalent to a physics degree as a health physicist? Really only dosimetry seems to specify just physics.

    Perhaps they say that so those with industry experience with phys can apply?
  7. Oct 26, 2016 #6


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    This topic as being discussed makes me think of "Industrial Hygiene".
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