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Optical Engineers

Overview

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.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Sales and Marketing Manager-Optical Engineering

Optical Engineering Research Director

Optical Engineering Project Manager

Optical Engineer

Optics Technician

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