Fighting cancer with Nuclear Science and Technology / Walka z rakiem od strony fizyki jądrowej Creative Commons, Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives (BY-NC-ND)
Authors: Warsaw University of Technology
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A short interview with Dr Paweł Kukołowicz, medical physicist and Head of Medical Physics Department at Cancer Center-Institute in Warsaw, Poland, on radiotherapy and a role of medical physicist during planning of radiotherapy treatment.

Knowledge acquisition gain
  A role of medical physicist

Workforce in Physics

In the EU, around 540,000 students are enrolled in physics, astronomy, chemistry, and earth science courses. Jobs for physicists, other scientists and engineers grew by 7% in the past five years. Jobs for technicians in the field grew by 2%. Overall, they account for 7% of all jobs in the EU. As of 2016, around 15 million European science and engineering workers are employed. They work in a variety of sectors directly related to physics, including aerospace and defence, energy, engineering, manufacturing, oil and gas, science and telecommunications. Others work in sectors such as IT and consultancy, financial services, legal, transport and utilities. In the next years, jobs for engineers and researchers will increase by 13%, and jobs for science and engineering technicians will increase by 2%.

  6 min
Number of staff
Education Level
15-18 years
Science Discipline
Home use
Classroom use
Supervision required
Self study / No supervision
Knowledge prerequisites
Beginner: material is applicable to all students
Operating system
Cross platform / browser based
Technical requirements
Projector or large screen required
Installation effort
No installation required on typical computer

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