Labor Positions in Physics
Students work for the Physics Department in a wide variety of tasks, not all of which require detailed knowledge of physics. For example, non-physics majors present planetarium shows, help in the observatory, and can perform secretarial work. There are also employment opportunities for students who wish to major in physics, but have not taken physics courses. For example, they can maintain open-house hours in the observatory, record weather data daily, write computer programs, and perform janitorial work. Finally, physics students who have taken one or more physics courses can find jobs as grading and laboratory assistants, tutors, and even research assistants. We encourage all persons, freshmen through seniors, with any interest in physics or astronomy, to contact us as soon as you possibly can.