Careers Using Physics  

Michelle O'Brien
Michelle O'Brien

Education AS - Health Physics, Chattanooga State Technical Community College
BS - Physics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
MS - Health Physics, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Job Sectors Government
Job Title Physicist, Ionizing Radiation Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Job Description Manages the mammography calibration facility
Excitement of job Solving challenging problems
Frustrations of job Losing funding from government cutbacks; facing sexism in the workplace
Advice Take courses outside of physics; determine what job location and hours are important to you before you begin a job search
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