Careers in Nanotechnology?

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Careers in Nanotechnology?

Are you looking for careers in nanotechnology? The good news is, nanotechnology is the future. Those who willing to work with nanotechnology has to deal with materials and technologies on a microscopic level which spread in many fields. Scientist mainly work with theoretical part and as a technologist you have to work with both theoretical and practical (technology) part.

Career areas and salary associated with nanotechnology?

1) Electronics/semiconductor industry
Avg. Salary : $99k

Top jobs :
Electronics Technician
Electronics Engineer
Electronics Assembler
Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Engineering Design, Semiconductor
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance
Semiconductor Module Production
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
Electronic Troubleshooting

2) Materials scientist
Avg. Salary : $85,856

Top jobs:
Textile materials scientist
Polymer materials scientist
Packaging materials scientist

3) Automobile and aerospace industry
Avg. Salary : $82,928

4) Sporting goods industry
Avg. Salary : $70k

5) Biotechnology field
Avg. Salary : $83,447

6) Computing industry
Avg. Salary : $86,409

7) Medical and pharmaceuticals field
Avg. Salary : $72,006

8) Environmental science field
Avg. Salary : $64,609

9) Food industry
Avg. Salary : $63,185

10) Agricultural field
Avg. Salary : $60,104

11) Forensics field
Avg. Salary : $55,152

12) Geo-sciences field
Avg. Salary : $69,323

13) University / lab researcher
Avg. Salary : $63,575

14) Military field
Avg. Salary : $67,235

15) Energy field
Avg. Salary : $70,440

16) Cosmetic field
Avg. Salary : $49,077

Nanotechnology Education Requirements

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most employers require scientific or clinical technicians to hold the minimum of associate degrees related to their fields of expertise (www.bls.gov).

Associate’s – $35,000 – $52,000

Bachelor’s – $40,000 – $65,000

Master’s – $60,000 – $80,000

Doctorate – $75,000 – $150,000

Source : payscale

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