Careers in Physics: Jobs That Make a Difference
This week, RGS Worcester pupils were treated to an insightful and inspiring Careers talk on Physics delivered by the Head of Physics, Dr Neil Rowlinson. Dr Rowlinson’s presentation focused on the wide range of career opportunities available to those who study Physics, emphasising the benefits of studying the subject in terms of future employability.
During the talk, Dr Rowlinson shared his personal career path, highlighting how his love for Physics developed during his own time at school, and how one key moment during his first year at University convinced him that he wanted to be involved in new discoveries. After obtaining a PhD, he started his career working for General Motors, later moving on to become a research developer for companies such as British Gas. Dr Rowlinson eventually started his own business before being approached to teach A Level Computer Science, which led to him discovering his passion for teaching Physics.
Throughout his entire career, Dr Rowlinson stressed that the common thread was Physics, and he encouraged pupils to consider the vast range of career opportunities available to those who study Physics. He highlighted that 1.85 million well-paid jobs across the UK make use of the skills and knowledge learnt when studying Physics. He also emphasised that Physics can give people the tools to help change the world and leads to unique and amazing things.
The talk concluded with a Q&A session during which pupils asked a wide range of interesting questions. Dr Rowlinson’s presentation left pupils feeling inspired and motivated to consider Physics as an exciting subject that opens up many career paths.