Physics Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Physics majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Physics Major Skills

A - C

  • Accuracy 
  • Analyzing Physical Phenomenon Via Statistical Mechanics
  • Analyzing Problems in the Physical World
  • Applying Principles of Classical Mechanics
  • Applying Principles of Electricity and Magnetism
  • Attention to Detail
  • C
  • C++
  • Calculus
  • Collaborating
  • Constructing Cryostats
  • Constructing Electrical Circuits
  • Critical Thinking
  • Curve-Fitting

D - M

  • Decision Making
  • Describing Technical Information in Plain Language
  • Designing Research Models
  • Determining Distance from Light Measurements
  • Developing Hypotheses
  • Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of Physics Research Studies
  • Following Laboratory Safety Protocols
  • Fortran
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Identifying Errors in Their Experimental Process
  • Matlab
  • Measuring AC and DC Voltage with an Oscilloscope
  • Measuring Physical Phenomenon in Laboratory Settings
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Multitasking

N - R

  • Note Taking
  • Organizational
  • Planning Projects
  • PowerPoint 
  • Precision
  • Predicting Physical Phenomenon through Probability and Statistics
  • Presenting Research Findings to Groups
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Producing Computer Models of Physical Phenomenon
  • Reading and Understanding Complex Scientific Material
  • Representing Data Output Graphically

S - Z

  • SAS
  • Solving Differential Equations
  • Solving Problems with Concepts of Quantum Mechanics
  • Statistical Analysis of Data
  • Surveying Scientific Literature Related to Hypotheses 
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management 
  • Willingness to Take on Challenges
  • Working Independently
  • Writing Concise Summaries of Research Proposals
  • Writing Lab Reports
  • Writing Research Reports
  • Writing SQL Queries

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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