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  • Taylor Roosevelt 2:56 pm on April 3, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , , Computer Science, physics   

    Careers for Computational Science and Physics Majors 

    This week’s CAS Careers post provides career planning resources for Computational Science, and Physics majors. After the break, you’ll find some brief information on what you can do with your major after graduation, along with statistics on salary ranges and links to other helpful resources.

    Careers in Computational Science

    By studying in the Computational Science program at American University, you’re gaining practical experience that will prepare you for a range of technical computing careers. Specific skills you offer to potential employers include:

    • The ability to communicate mathematical concepts and data to diverse audiences
    • Experience analyzing problems and designing technical solutions using computing technology
    • Comfort adapting to new and changing technology
    • Experience developing client-specific systems for processing data
    • The ability to design and code computer programs
    • Proficiency in multiple programming languages

     

    Here is a brief list of some popular careers in Computational Science, along with their national median salary*:

    Electronics Engineer

    $61,000

    Actuary

    $58,200

    IT Project Engineer

    $72,500

    Mainframe Programmer

    $47,500

    Web Designer

    $62,200

    Applications Systems Analyst

    $54,200

    *Data collected from salary.com

     

    Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in Computational Science:

     

    Here are a few websites with information on careers in Computational Science:

    For a full list of relevant websites, other career options, and books in our Career Resource Library related to Computational Science, visit this site.

     

    If you’re a Computational Science major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with CAS Career Advisor Sue Gordon. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

     

    Careers in Physics

    Your degree in Physics from American University enables you to understand and effectively communicate complex scientific concepts—a skill highly prized among a wide range of fields and professions. The specific knowledge you gain of mathematical formulas, scientific tools/instruments, and software systems also give you a competitive edge in the job market. Other skills you offer to potential employers include:

    • Knowledge of physics’ ability to improve industrial processes
    • The ability to design software systems to process research data
    • Experience working with mathematical formulas, diagrams, and charts
    • The ability to think critically about applications in physics, agriculture, mining, medicine, and space exploration

    Here is a brief list of some popular careers Physics majors have found success in, along with their national median salary*:

    Test Engineer

    $58,800

    Physicist (Entry Level)

    $57,300

    Architect (Entry Level)

    $42,100

    Technical Writer (Entry Level)

    $46,200

    *Data collected from payscale.com and salary.com

     

    Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in Physics:

     

    Here are a few websites with information on careers in Physics:

    For a full list of relevant websites, other career options, and books in our Career Resource Library related to Physics, visit this site.

     

    If you’re a Physics major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with CAS Career Advisor Sue Gordon. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

     

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  • John Charles 8:11 pm on July 6, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: and Publishing, Computer Science, , International Relations, Life Sciences, NDU, Political Science, , Public Policy, , Security Studies   

    Internships at Center for Technology and National Security Policy – 2010-11 academic year 

    Fall Internship openings

    The Center for Technology and National Security Policy is accepting applications for interns interested in working in the Fall or the 2010-2011 Academic Year. The internship description and application instructions can be found on the following website: http://www.ndu.edu/ctnsp/ (click on “Jobs and Internships”)

     
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