How Can a Physics Degree Lead to a Diverse Career in Aerospace and Defense?

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In summary, the journey from physics to aerospace is a diverse and multifaceted career path that offers a wide range of opportunities. By combining a strong foundation in physics with specialized training in aerospace engineering, individuals can pursue careers in various fields such as space exploration, aircraft design, and defense technology. This career path allows for continuous learning and growth, as new technologies and discoveries constantly push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of aerospace. Additionally, the skills and knowledge gained in physics are highly transferable and can be applied to other industries, providing individuals with a versatile and dynamic career trajectory.
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Retired "member of the technical staff", with a B Sc in Physics. Worked in aerospace and defense for 31 years (4 US Navy, 27 at various contractors). Mechanic for most of my pre-baccalaureate employment. Sneaked in a bit of unemployment in the early '90s when peace broke out, and taught high school physics and math for a couple of years, then got back to engineering until retirement, at age 62. Work included isotope separation, spacecraft antennas, low observables, and mechanical design. Also worked in missile defense systems. Weird, huh? Physics people can work in many disciplines.
 
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