U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories. Excludes "Biochemists and Biophysicists" (19-1021).
Illustrative examples: Molecular Physicist,
Broad Occupation: 19-2010 Astronomers and Physicists
Minor Group: 19-2000 Physical Scientists
Major Group: 19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010