Mathematics & Physics Graduate Jobs

Mathematics and physics are both fairly small occupations, with only around 8000 people employed as one in Australia. A significant number of graduates go on to university research positions and others find jobs in government departments or large businesses in related fields.

Types of graduate jobs/roles

Common graduate roles include:

  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Physicist
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Technician
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Economist
  • Accountant

How to find work and apply

As universities employ a significant number of mathematics and physics graduates, we recommend that you search for options available in the location/s you are planning to reside.

A range of large businesses that undertake a significant amount of research and development are interested in employing mathematics and physics graduates. Make sure you begin searching early in your final year of study as closing dates can be earlier than you may expect.

Mathematics and physics graduates should also consider the following federal Government options and any options available in relevant state or territory departments:

A range of financial institutions will also be interested in applications, particularly from mathematics graduates. As such, it may be worth checking out ‘Banking Graduate Jobs’.

Competitiveness

Competition for positions is high, and many mathematics/physics graduates will benefit from broadening their job search to include a range of relevant positions in science and possibly, in the case of mathematics, finance.

Location

Statistics show that 49% of physicists and 50% of mathematicians are employed in NSW; other states to note are VIC, SA and QLD.

Average graduate salaries

Although discipline-specific graduate jobs are difficult to find, they tend to pay quite well, with starting salaries at around $60k.

Find the best Mathematics & Physics Graduate Jobs

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,406
Location
Canberra
Closing
29 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Retainer plus uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$152K package including superannuation + Car*
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
18 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$50-55k plus super
Location
Albany or Esperance, Western Australia
Closing
31 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$60k plus super
Location
Brisbane, Queensland
Closing
31 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Starting salary from $60,182 per annum
Location
Canberra
Closing
28 May 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$59,040 - 64,060
Location
Positions will be based in Canberra with limited opportunities in state based offices.
Closing
20 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Ermington
Closing
7 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Abbotsford
Closing
7 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Boronia
Closing
7 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Level 3 PSGOGA
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.
Closing
25 July 2017

Exciting opportunities for graduates of all disciplines engaging with education policy and supporting schools from our central and regional offices. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
various locations throughout Western Australia

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Positions are available in Sydney and Melbourne.
Closing
6 April 2017
  • 3 Year Contract
  • Full Time
  • Hobart based
Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Hobart, Tasmania
Closing
27 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Bella Vista
Closing
12 April 2017

Our Graduate Program is designed to grow our leaders of the future. Consisting of four 6-month rotations through the following key departments: Product and Development; Applied Research; Product Marketing and Manufacturing.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Bella Vista
Closing
1 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Bella Vista
Closing
1 April 2017

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