Physicists and astronomers study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. Theoretical physicists and astronomers may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe. Some physicists design and perform experiments with sophisticated equipment such as particle accelerators, electron microscopes, and lasers.
- Education Requirements: Ph. D
- Soft Skills: analytical skills, communication skills and concentration
- Average annual Salary: $ 114,800
- 3 Pacific Northwest schools: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR), Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)
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