Becoming a Physicist

837 WordsJan 26, 20183 Pages
In the present, science has grown to become a great role in our lives. We can attribute many ordinary things in life that we know now to science. Physicists are the ones that study the structure of matter, space and time. An example of a physicist would be Einstein, or Newton. This paper will discuss the education necessary to become a physicist, the skills that physicists need, and the earnings, as well as the benefits/risks of the job. The education of a physicist starts young. At any age, one requires creativity and curiosity devoted to their pathway. From there, Dr. Michio Kaku states the physical learning begins. In high school, he thinks the best opportunities lie in physics books and science fair projects. (1) These practices introduce you to basic physics. If needed, an interview with a physicist can help devote your passion to the job. A basic math knowledge is required so Calculus and other math classes will aid the journey. Also, good grades throughout the four years in high school as well as high SAT scores helps for admission into the best schools. In college, the best option is to stay all four years. In sophomore year, students typically have to choose a major to focus on, and that’s when aspiring “physics majors should begin to think about doing (a) experimental physics or (b) theoretical physics and choosing a specific field” (“Kaku 1”). After that, it will take at least a Bachelor’s degree to become a physicist. Getting a Bachelor’s degree takes about 4
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