Nuclear Physicist Salary
The average salary for a Nuclear Physicist is $92,086 per year.
Job Description for Nuclear Physicist
The position of a nuclear physicist requires a master’s degree in nuclear science or physics, and many have a master’s degree in both, which each require written theses and thirty to sixty-six additional class hours. Many nuclear physicists also have a doctorate degree.Read More...
Nuclear physicists often work in the fields of alternative energy research and radioactive medicine, and they work in laboratories as well as in the field doing testing and studies on different theories. They often voluntarily work long and odd hours in dedication to their research, including work on weekends and at night when their research requires it. They typically work alone or on teams depending on current research, and they may also work with other types of scientists and even doctors and engineers.
Nuclear physicists often wear the typical white lab coat over comfortable clothing when in a laboratory setting. Their work can be very mentally demanding and somewhat dangerous, and physical demands of the position are minimal.
Nuclear Physicist Tasks
- Secure adequate funding for school or program by submitting budget requests, apply for grants or other supplemental funding.
- Develop and present research ideas and plans.
- Conduct research and experimentation.
- Write up technical reports and recommendations.
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