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

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