Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

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Indiana Average Salary $103,090.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 130
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 1.12 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop theories or models of physical phenomena
Develop new products based on scientific research
Write research or project grant proposals
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop new or advanced products or production methods
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Getting Information

Conduct nuclear research
Conduct physics research
Collect scientific or technical data
Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
Conduct astronomical research
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Conduct atmospheric research

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Analyze geological or geographical data
Analyze ecosystem data
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Present research results to others
Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct scientific or research related presentations
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Provide expert testimony

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American Board of Radiology (ABR)
Radiation Protection
Software Development
Security Clearance

Related Licensing Requirements

Physicist (18-0000000219)

Excerpts from 410 IAC 5-6.1-118 Diagnostic Imaging Physicist (h) In order to be approved to practice as a diagnostic imaging physicist, an individual must be certified by the ABR in diagnostic radiological physics or radiological physics or the ABMP in diagnostic imaging physics or shall possess equivalent qualifications as determined by the physicist review committee established in subsection (l). In determining equivalency in accordance with this section, the physicist review committee shall determine the following: (1) The individual shall hold a bachelor's degree in physics or applied physics or physical science. (2) The individual shall hold a master's or doctoral degree in physics or medical physics or a physical science with the equivalent of a physics minor. (3) The individual shall have completed formal course work in the biological sciences. (4) The individual shall have at least three (3) years of full-time active work experience in diagnostic or radiological physics under the direction of a diagnostic or radiological physicist certified by the ABR or ABMP or a radiologist certified by the ABR.(5) The individual shall provide as references the names of a radiologist certified by the ABR and a diagnostic or radiological physicist certified by the ABR or ABMP, both of whom are familiar with the individual's training. At least one (1) of the two (2) references shall have directed the individual's work in accordance with subdivision (4). In addition, the applicant must demonstrate to the physicist review committee that he or she is qualified to provide oversight for the establishment and conduct of a mammography quality assurance program required by section 127 of this rule.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)

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