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Career, Employment, and Job Opportunities in Physics and Astronomy in Nigeria

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This article would enlighten you on the career, employment and job opportunities available for graduates in physics and astronomy in Nigeria


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What is Physics and Astronomy about?

Physicists and Astronomers study the manner in which various forms of energy and matter interact.
Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that uses the principles of chemistry and physics to discover the nature of the astronomical objects, rather than their positions or motions in space.
The objects that are studied include; the sun, planets, stars, and other heavenly bodies.

Skill Requirements to be Successful in Physics and Astronomy in Nigeria

·        Good communication skill
·        Excellent writing skill
·        Excellent presentation skill
·        The ability to teamwork with other scholars
·        Good writing and speaking skill
·        Good IT skill
·        Scientific reasoning
·        Problem-solving skill
·        Mathematics skill

Duties of a Physicists and Astronomers in Nigeria

·        They write scientific papers that may be published in scholarly journals
·        Develop scientific models and theories that explain the properties of the natural world such as the force of gravity or the formation of a sub-atomic particle.
·        Write proposals and apply for funding to conduct research

Career Opportunities in Physics and Astronomy in Nigeria

The below, are the careers available to graduates in physics and astronomy in Nigeria;

·        Scientist
·        Meteorologist
·        Astronomer
·        Medical Physicist
·        Particle Physicist
·        Professor
·        Computer programmer
·        Government Laboratories
·        Acoustical engineer
·        Astro-Physicists

Employment Opportunities in Physics and Astronomy

The below, are the career, employment or job opportunities available to graduates in physics and astronomy in Nigeria;
·        Government laboratories
·        Scientific instrument companies
·        Academic institution
·        Hospitals

Jamb UTME Subject Combinations to Study Physics and Astronomy in Nigeria

·        English language (compulsory)
·        Physics
·        Mathematics
·        Chemistry or Biology

O’level Subject Requirements to Study Physics and Astronomy

You require five (5) SSCE credit passes in;
·        English language
·        Chemistry
·        Physics
·        Mathematics
·        Biology or Agricultural science

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