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Photonics Engineers

Design technologies involving light, such as laser technology.

Quick Facts


Median wages for the broader occupation, Engineers, All Other, are $53.67 / hour.


On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.
  • Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
  • Research advanced engineering designs or applications.
  • Create physical models or prototypes.
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Job Title Examples:

Fiber Optics Engineer
Laser Systems Engineer
Optoelectronics Engineer

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