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Dr. Peter Ehni
Associate Professor of Physics
Email: pehni@wju.edu
Phone: 1-304-243-2433

Possible Careers

What can you do with a degree in Physics?

Physicists like to ask questions and then find the answers to those questions. Because physicists are problem solvers, their skills are sought after by a wide range of employers. Wheeling Jesuit's physics program is designed to help you find employment in today's high-tech industries. Physics majors often find positions in industry, medicine, government and education. Many companies seek our graduates for work in quality control, failure analysis, management and sales. You could work in a hospital as a medical physicist, or become a certified high school physics teacher, or a jet fighter pilot. The possibilities are endless.

An education in physics is so fundamental that it provides excellent preparation for graduate education in nearly every technical field, including engineering. Our graduates have gone on to study:

  • medical physics
  • plasma physics
  • astrophysics
  • environmental engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • biomedical engineering
  • dentistry
  • physical therapy
  • law

Nearly every aspect of your life is affected by physics. Dare to dream about how your career in physics will affect the world.

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