Learn about the types of people who become physicists. This page goes into detail about the ethnic and gender ratio of the workplace.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of physicists are White, making up 48% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and South Asian, making up 13% and 13% respectively.


Employment Type Mix, 2020

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