Chad is posting some very useful stuff at Uncertain Principles. Basically, he has quite a few scientists that are not professors or such answering some questions. This is a great way for students to get a feel for what scientists actually do. If you don’t subscribe to Chad’s blog, you totally should. A great resource for physics stuff.
Here are the interviews he has. I am not sure what the P stands for in PNAS, but the NAS is probably Non-Academic Scientist.
If you are a high school or middle school student looking to do some type of report or presentation, this would be a great place to start. Also, there is the Hidden Physicist stuff from AIP’s Careers Using Physics page.