5. Optical Physicist

With a strong math and physics foundation, you find new ways to use energy when developing fresh optics products. Studying the ways light interacts with different forms of matter helps you with product development.

optics careersSTEM Type: Producer
Median Salary: $121,770
Education Required: Ph.D. in Physics
Relevant High School Courses: Physics

In addition to these optics careers, physics can expand into other areas of STEM. Find out more about careers in physics for more STEM job options and don’t forget to look into advanced placement (AP) courses in STEM to prepare for the future.

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