We surveyed 68 particle physicists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical particle physicist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a particle physicist?



Working as a particle physicist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that particle physicists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a particle physicist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a particle physicist typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a particle physicist?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a particle physicist.