Laser Technicians

Laser technicians produce, install, operate, service, and test laser systems and fiber optics equipment in industrial, medical, or research settings. They work under the direction of engineers or physicists who conduct laboratory activities in laser research and development or design. Depending upon the type of laser system—gas, liquid, plasma, or solid state—a technician generally works either with information systems or with robotics, manufacturing, or medical equipment.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Produce, install, operate, service, and test laser systems and fiber optics equipment in industrial, medical, or research settings
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Realistic
  • Technical
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Excellent
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Engineer, or Physicist, or Consultant
  • Experienced Laser Technician
  • Entry-Level Laser Technician

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