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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-2012 Physicists



Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories. Excludes “Biochemists and Biophysicists” (19-1021).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6015$64.80/hr$25.82/hr$32.91/hr$55.46/hr$85.96/hr>$100/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services20$85.69/hr
Education and Health Services60$83.29/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 60$55.46/hr3.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 60$55.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 80$69.52/hr5.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Astronomers N/AN/AN/A
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 540$108,112.21/yr7.4%
Mathematicians N/AN/AN/A
Aerospace Engineers 170$39.95/hr16.4%
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 240$102,364.15/yr2.0%
Materials Scientists 120$51.86/hr3.4%


  • Teach physics to students.
  • Analyze data from research conducted to detect and measure physical phenomena.
  • Observe the structure and properties of matter, and the transformation and propagation of energy, using equipment such as masers, lasers, and telescopes, to explore and identify the basic principles governing these phenomena.
  • Perform complex calculations as part of the analysis and evaluation of data, using computers.
  • Analyze data from research conducted to detect and measure physical phenomena.
  • Perform complex calculations as part of the analysis and evaluation of data, using computers.
  • Conduct research pertaining to potential environmental impacts of atomic energy-related industrial development to determine licensing qualifications.
  • Describe and express observations and conclusions in mathematical terms.
  • Perform complex calculations as part of the analysis and evaluation of data, using computers.
  • Describe and express observations and conclusions in mathematical terms.