Physicists and Astronomers are both a part of this occupational group.
- conduct research to gain knowledge of the natural world and to develop new processes and devices in fields such as electronics, communications, power generation and distribution, aerodynamics, optics and lasers, and medicine and health
- work for electronic, electrical and aerospace manufacturing companies; telecommunications companies; power utilities, university and government research laboratories; hospitals; and by a wide range of other processing, manufacturing, research and consulting firms
- conduct research to extend knowledge of the universe
- work for government and universities