Optical Engineers

Optical engineers apply the concepts of optics to research, design, and develop applications in a broad range of areas. Optics, which involves the properties of light and how it interacts with matter, is a branch of physics and engineering. Optical engineers study the way light is produced, transmitted, detected, and measured to determine ways it can be used and to build devices using optical technology.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Skills
  • Math
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required