WORK IN PHOTONICS
What does it mean to work in photonics? There are almost as many good answers to that question as there are jobs! Engineers, technicians and others in positions requiring an understanding of photonics technologies come from many education backgrounds to work in photonics. They study and train to design, test, market, operate or maintain a broad range of laser types used in many applications. Others design optics and optical systems, and still others set up, test and operate a variety of machines used in the fabrication of those optics. And that's just the beginning!
Working in photonics means working for companies developing cutting-edge consumer products, as well as instruments, devices and equipment for defense and aeronautics, health care, transportation, energy and industry.
At Work in Photonics, you'll find the latest news and information from schools offering training in photonics; hear about – and from – people already working in the industry; and obtain jobs reports and other career information. Coming soon, you'll find descriptions for the kinds of jobs you'll find in the photonics industry today, along with links to companies with job openings. Whether you are looking for your first career and planning your college education, or are considering retraining for a career move, Work in Photonics, one of the newest resources at EDU.Photonics.com, has career resources to help you understand this exciting field that is touching every part of our lives.