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I Am Interested In Physics. Would Mechanical Engineering Be A Career Choice For Me Or Are There Other Options I Can Select From

As A Girl, Everyone Is Advising Me Against Mechanical Engineering. What Other Options Can U Suggest For Me?

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RE: I Am Interested In Physics. Would Mechanical Engineering Be A Career Choice For Me Or Are There Other Options I Can Select From

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi Sunita,


Very happy to know that you like Physics as a subject, which means that you are the logical head or the analytical one.
This means that any field can be opted by you, as reasoning is the only requirement to survive in the industry.

Coming back to your question.
Some of the careers with Physics you can opt for includes:
  • Pharmacy: Manufacturing medicines involves a combination of Physics and biology. When a medicine is introduced, one needs to study its physiological effect, which requires the help of physics. So you can opt for a B.Pharm, a 4 years study, post 12th, after clearing the entrance exams. Follow it up with M. Pharm and then a P.Hd, which puts you in the research field.
  • Astronomy: Studying space and satellites, climatic changes, predicting astronomical changes and so on. You can either pursue a B.Sc or a B.E in Astronomy.
  • Gaming: You can pursue this field at the graduate level as a B.Sc degree in sync with Animations or as Designing
  • B.Sc IT: A 3 years undergraduate course into computers, whereby you would be exposed to hardware and programming.


  • Architecture: A 4 years Graduate course post 12th. Here you would have to clear the entrance exam. Mainly into constructing or making models of buildings and highways which are then build by engineers
  • Designing: A 4 years undergraduate course, post 12th after clearing the entrance exam. One needs to be high on creativity and their visualization skills.
  • Engineering: The one that you have already mentioned. Only I do not get the link between a girl and engineering. As a mechanical engineer, you would be into troubleshooting with machines, though groundwork needs to be done sometimes but mostly you would be into maintenance and instructing your workers.

Hope this answers your query.

Wish you good luck................


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RE: I Am Interested In Physics. Would Mechanical Engineering Be A Career Choice For Me Or Are There Other Options I Can Select From

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD

Dear Aspirant,

Girls definitely can become Mechanical Engineers. Anyone advising against it indicates nothing but that they are unaware of the world.

Apart from Mechanical Engineering, Physics candidate can do many things. Below are some career options:

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Geophysicist/field seismologist
Higher education lecturer
Metallurgist
Radiation protection practitioner
Research scientist (physical sciences)
Seismic interpreter
Secondary school teacher

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Investment analyst
Meteorologist
Operational researcher
Patent attorney
Systems developer

Typical employers
Employers of physics graduates include academic institutions, government research organisations and industry.

Industries employing physicists are varied and include:

aerospace and defence;
education;
energy;
engineering;
instrumentation;
manufacturing;
oil and gas;
science and telecommunications.

To be best sure of what suits you for your career, I would suggest you to undergo an online psychometric test from CareerGuide which will help you understand yourself in respect of your strengths, weaknesses, emotional quotient, etc. and will exactly tell you which stream is good for you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Anand Wadadekar

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