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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.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Engineer, or Physicist, or Consultant

Experienced Laser Technician

Entry-Level Laser Technician

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