Nanotechnicians

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Nanotechnicians produce, test, and modify nanomaterials, nanodevices, and nanosystems. A nanometer is one-millionth of a millimeter; a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. Nanotechnicians are also known as nanomaterials technicians and nanotechnology engineering technicians. They assist nanotechnologists and nanoscientists.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Nanomaterials Technicians, Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
Duties Produce, test, and modify nanomaterials, nanodevices, and nanosystems; assist nanotechnologists and nanoscientists
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
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience An internship, co-op, volunteer position, or part-time job at a nanotechnology-related employer is highly recommended
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Skills
  • Math
  • Research
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements Government agencies may require U.S. citizenship and background investigations
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Nanosystems Engineer or Nanomaterials Scientist
  • Manager
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Nanotechnician
  • Nanotechnology Assistant or Intern

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