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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional experience or education may be required.

  • account manager
  • biophysicist
  • business analyst
  • computational physicist
  • geophysicist
  • health equipment designer
  • industrial hygienist
  • informatics specialist
  • laboratory technician
  • light and optics specialist
  • marketing director
  • nuclear medical technologist
  • nuclear operator
  • optical engineer
  • product designer
  • quality assurance specialist
  • radiation safety technician
  • research physicist
  • science-based investment advisor
  • special effects coordinator
  • system/software engineer
  • teacher/professor
  • technical sales representative
  • technical writer
  • telecommunication specialist

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • aerospace industry
  • aircraft/automotive manufacturers
  • chemical manufacturers
  • computer hardware/software
  • educational institutions
  • electrical equipment manufacturing
  • electronics industry
  • government
  • hospitals/health care
  • laboratories 
  • oil/gas industry
  • research firms
  • steel/metals industry

Online Resources

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Engineering, Astronomy, Physics.
  • Bachelor's degree: Education.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • account manager
  • compensation advisor
  • development engineer
  • informatics quality assurance lead
  • modern configuration specialist
  • researcher
  • senior antenna design engineer
  • software engineer
  • technical business analyst

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating entry-level candidates­. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the properties and states of matter as well as the structure and behaviour of the components of matter.
  • Develop knowledge of computer programming.
  • Gain experience in quantitative analysis using mathematics, applied science and physics.
  • Use knowledge of the properties of matter to create new, interesting and useful devices.
  • Make careful measurements using equipment and scientific instrumentation.
  • Generate and format hypotheses, conduct tests and analyses.
  • Develop complex models of interaction and behaviour for the purpose of testing and/or demonstrating ideas.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication Skills

  • Understand and write detailed technical information, reports and presentations.
  • Conduct, clearly explain and document scientific research and findings.
  • Explain information, ideas and opinions effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • account manager
  • business systems analyst
  • chief information officer
  • computer security specialist
  • database administrator
  • information systems manager
  • network administrator
  • quality assurance specialist
  • security systems programmer
  • software engineer
  • software developer
  • systems engineer
  • video game developer
  • web administrator
  • web designer

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • educational institutions
  • engineering firms
  • finance/banking
  • game development
  • government
  • hospitals/health care
  • insurance companies
  • manufacturing
  • media organizations
  • records management organizations
  • research organizations
  • software development
  • technology development
  • telecommunications
  • utilities corporations

Online Resources

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • application developer
  • information management consultant
  • software developer
  • software engineer
  • web developer

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Computer Science, IT Security.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • business intelligence consultant
  • co-founder of digital signage platform
  • premier support specialist
  • programmer
  • senior web developer
  • software development lead
  • technical sales representative

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating entry-level candidates­. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Specify, design and construct software systems, and evaluate and recognize potential risks in designing creative solutions.
  • Demonstrate strong algorithm analysis and design skills in procedural, object-oriented and low-level programming languages, and gain an optional introduction to functional, parallel and logical programming paradigms.
  • Adapt to constant change and integrate new ideas into existing systems.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for logical thinking, abstract reasoning, observation and concentration.
  • Develop skills in quantitative, logical and computational analysis.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication Skills

  • Summarize and present complex ideas, information and opinions, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Organize information and think both creatively and logically when solving complex problems.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.