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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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The physical sciences concern the study of the inorganic world, in contrast to the Life Sciences which study the organic world, they include Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy and the Earth sciences.

Physics is the study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. As a physicist you will be exploring fundamental questions about the universe through observation and experimentation.

Many physicists work in academia, researching and educating, but most will work in industries with demands for the knowledge and skills of physicists. Often they will be applying these skills in an interdisciplinary fashion, not strictly working on physics but instead working in areas such as engineering, computer programming or laboratories where their highly developed logical thinking and mathematical ability is prized.

Occupations in Physics
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Laser Physicist

Works on the construction and application of lasers, their design, and the physics involved in their future development.

Photonics Engineer

Designs technologies that specialise in light information or light energy, such as laser or fibre optics technology.

Solar Physicist

Carries out research towards a better understanding of how solar activity affects the earth and the atmosphere.

Astronomer / Astrophysicist

Astronomers research stars, planets and the universe. They study and analyse maps, space, and the universe at large, using information from telescopes and satellites.

Computational Physicist

Creates mathematical models and computer programmes in order to make large scale calculations that assist in the solution of physical problems.

Medical Physicist

Applies scientific knowledge, engineering and technological skills to help prevent, diagnose and treat many kinds of disease and health conditions.

Particle Physicist

Studies the elementary constituents of matter and radiation, and the interactions between them.


Conducts research into physical phenomena, develops theories and laws on the basis of observation and experiments, and devises methods to apply laws and theories to industry and other fields.

Research Scientist

Plans and carries out experiments and investigations to increase scientific knowledge in a range of areas such as life sciences, including physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, plant sciences.