The following chart from the American Institute of Physics provides a more detailed representation of the career options available to students majoring in physics.
In addition, please see the American Physical Society Why Study Physics page.
As the career poster shows, the discipline of physics teaches skills and ways of thinking that are valuable in many professions, including, but not limited to, traditional physics. In a technologically complex and rapidly changing world, it is especially important to have the kind of broad, flexible education that a physics major or minor provides. In addition, physics is an interesting field! Physics deals with questions ranging from the formation of galaxies to the mechanical properties of DNA. As part of their education, physics students learn to: