(updated May 25, 2021)


Destinations
Classes of 1999 – 2021
Note 1 – students who went on to graduate school went to a physics graduate program unless indicated otherwise
Note 2 – ×2 means that two students went to that institution


Amazon.com (×2)
Amazon Software Development Engineer
Americorps (×2; 1 is planning to attend grad school in cognitive science, the other is planning on grad school in physics after working with elementary/ middle school kids in Buffalo, NY to explore science through experiments)
Avery Dennsion Corp.
Bloomberg LP
Brandeis (×2)
Blue Chip Consulting Group
Brown Univ. (×3)
Cal Tech (×3, 1 in Materials Science, 1 in Math following Fulbright in Dresden, 1 in biochemistry & molecular physics)
Cardinal Coated Glass Research Scientist/Safety Engr
Cambridge University in UK (1 on Churchill Scholarship & 2 on Gates Scholarship)
Carnegie-Mellon (×3: 1 in biophysics)
Case Western Reserve Univ.  (×25; Entrepreneurship, Electrical Engr.×2, Medical School ×3, Business, Engineering & Management ×2, Systems & Control, Biomedical Engr.×2, STEP program, lab technician, 1×MS physics STEP, MATH ×2, several Ph.D. Physics, 1 working at CWRU farm for a year and then applying to Ph.D. programs in philosophy, 1 working in a biomedical research group, 1 in MS in Aerospace Engr., 1 MS Materials Science, Law School)
Case Western Reserve University employed in Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics m- then medical school
Centric Consulting
Chembotix
Cleveland State (Masters Education (×2)
Cleveland Clinic (×2)
Cloudfare
College of William and Mary for Ph.D. in Applied Science of Plasma Physics
Colorado State (×4)
Columbia (×2, 1 in astronomy)
Cornell (×7, 1 in Applied Physics, 1 in Earth Sci, 1 in Molecular Biology &  Genetics/Biophysics.)
Dartmouth
Department of Energy  Technologies Lab at Nevada National Security Site
Duke (×6, 1 lab manager, 2 in medical physics MS program and then Ph.D., 1 in Radiation Oncology pending medical school)
Eastman School of Music graduate program
Epic Healthcare
Epic Medical Systems (×2)
Federal Bureau of Investigations (Engineering Research Facility/Data Intercept Technology Unit)
GE Lighting
GE Aviation
General Dynamics C4S
Georgetown (×2)
Georgia Tech – computational finance
Georgia State University Astronomy Ph.D.
Graduate school TBD
Groundspeed Analytics?
Harvard (×7, 1 in Applied Physics)
Horizon Science Academy (secondary school teaching)
IBM Burlington
Institute for Telecommunications Science, Boulder
Iowa Democratic Party
Japan – JET program for teaching English
John Carroll Univ. (Masters Education)
Johns Hopkins (×2, 1 in astrophysics)
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (employment)
Johns Hopkins Earth & Planetary Science Ph.D.
JP Morgan (strategic risk analytics)
K – 12 teaching
Keithley Instruments/Tektronix Applications Engineer
Linguistics Ph.D.
Live Valuation LLC
Looking for Employment (×3)
Los Alamos postbac in Materials Physics
Marconi Medical Systems.
Marquette University School of Law (patent law)
Medical Scribe in Washington DC, then medical school
MIT (×5, 2 in Elec.Engr., 1 in Nuclear Engr.)


MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Microsoft in Redmond (×2)
NASA – Glenn Research Center (×2, one heading to medical school after a year or two)
NASA – Mission Planner for the International Space Station, Johnson Space Center, Houston TX
Neural Inspire (startup company in K-12 education by a graduating senior)
New York University
North Carolina State (×1, Nuclear Engineering)
Northeastern
Northwestern (×3, Applied Mathematics)
Ohio Lumex (in Twinsburg, OH)
Ohio State (×12, 1 in medical school, 1 in chemical physics, 1 in optometry, 1 in astronomy)
Open Systems International
Peace Corps (sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar)
Oxford
Penn State (×2, 1 in astronomy)
Pixel Physics
Programmer
Princeton
Purdue (×4, 1 in Materials Engr., 1 in Comp.Sci./Art.Intel.)
Quality Electrodynamics (x3)
RHI Refractories – R&D center in Austria
RPI (Applied Math)
Rice (×6, 2 in electrical & computer engr.)
Sogetti USA (IT consultant)
San Diego State? (astronomy)
Stanford (×8, 2 in applied physics, 1 in Materials Engr, 1 after TimeOut in New Zealand.)
SunCentric – freelance software engineering
Syracuse
Switzerland – Master’s program
Tech Consultant
Temple Univ.
TTI Floor Care (Solon, OH maker of Hoover, Oreck &Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners)
Tufts?
University of Akron
University of Arizona (×2, 1 in optics)
University of California – Berkeley (×7 – 1 in Nuclear Engr., 1 in Materials Science and Eng., 1 in bioengineering, 1 in EE (NSF fellow), 1 in biophysics)
UC Irvine (×6)
UC Davis (×2)
UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara (×3, 1 in Biophysics)
UC San Diego (×2, 1 in EE photonics)
UC Santa Cruz (×2)
UCLA
University of Amsterdam for Astronomy Ph.D.
University of Chicago (×3, 1 in Chemical Physics, 1 in quantum engineering)
University of Colorado Boulder (x5, 1 in Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences)
University of Florida – mathematics
University of Hawaii Astronomy Ph.D. program (x2)
University of Illinois (×8, 1 in nuclear engr., 1 in Aerospace Engr., 1 in economics)
University of Illinois – Chicago
University of Maryland (×6, 1 for Ph.D. in computer science, 1 in astronomy)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst for an MD/PhD
University of Michigan (×6, 1 in Applied Physics, 2 in Nuclear Physics Ph.D. program, 2 in Climate & Atm; Space Sciences, 1 in biophysics)
University of Minnesota  (×3)
University of Munich Germany for M-Environmental Sciences
University of North Carolina (computer science)
University of Nebraska Lincoln (architectural/acoustic engineering)
University of Pennsylvania (×3, 1 in Nursing, 1 in math)
University of Pittsburgh (×2, 1 in astrophysics)
University of Rochester (×3)
University of South Florida (MS in Environmental Engr.)
Univ. Texas, A&M (math Ph.D.)
University of Texas, Austin (×3,1 for law school)
University of Tokyo (math & physics)
University of Toronto (astrophysics)
University of Utah
University of Victoria near Vancouver
University of Virginia (×3, 1 in pharmacology)
University of Washington, Seattle (×6, after a year off for hiking in Appalachians, 1 in Earth & Space sciences, 1 in Astronomy, 1 in Math)
University of Waterloo
University of Wisconsin (×4, 1 in nuclear engineering and 1 in quantum computing/information)
US Army – linguist in Arabic
US Navy – (×5, Officer’s Candidate School x2, nuclear engineer x3)
Vanderbilt – materials science and engineering
Visimax Thin Film Optical Coatings
Washington Univ. St. Louis (×4, 1 in biomedical engineering)
Woods Hole Institute
WorldTeach http://www.worldteach.org/
Yale


Since 1999, about 319 CWRU students have responded to our destination survey for graduating physics majors.  The number (and, in parenthesis, approximate %) headed to various types of positions is given below.

Graduate School in Physics or Astronomy 156 (48.9%)
Graduate School in Engineering  36  (11.3%)
Graduate School in Math  10   (3.1%)
Graduate School, other than physics, math, astronomy or engineering  16  (5.0%)
Professional School (medical, law, management, pharmacy, etc.)  17   (5.3%)
Education  12   (3.8%)
Industry/Corporate  50  (15.7%)
Government (including government research labs & military)  13   (4.1%)
Non-Profit    9   (2.8%)

The American Institute of Physics publishes national statistics about physics majors.  See Physics Bachelors: One Year After Degree. 
The year after receiving their degree, physics bachelors from the class of 2015 followed one of three main initial career paths:
41 % were employed (26% private sector, 4% high school teaching, 4% college/university positions, 3% military, 2% government, 2% other
32 % pursued graduate studies in physics (26%) or astronomy (6%), and
22 % pursued graduate studies in other fields (10% engineering, 5% other science & math, 3% medicine & law, 2% other.
5% unemployed and/or seeking employment