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What are the job opportunities in nanotechnology?


Dhiraj Khatri

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The field of nanotechnology has a stellar future and has spread its offshoots in almost every known industry. It is the accumulation of both Science and Technology to develop different nanoparticles (within a nanometre range). 
Educational courses on Nanotechnology are offered mostly after post-graduation and doctorate standards. A B.Tech degree holder in Mechanical, Chemical, Material and Electronic, Computer Science, or a B.Sc degree in Life Science, Chemistry, Math or physics can apply for post-graduation in the field of Nanotechnology. An aspirant can also choose to do B.Tech with M.Tech in Nanotechnology. It should be noted that this is a 5-year course.
This field is apt for technicians, scientists and engineers. Those who are interested in pursuing higher studies in this field may opt for research studies. An individual specialized in the field of nanotechnology can have a good command over the following sectors_

  • Aerospace Industry
  • Medical Fields
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductor Industry
  • Forensics
  • Biotechnology
  • Military
  • Food Science
  • Environmental industries
  • Communication
  • Energy Production
  • Automobile Industry

It is be noted that a report shows an 8% expected growth for the nanotechnologists in medical scientists, 5% rise in food science and also 5% for Electrical Engineering within the year bracket of 2018 and 2028. 
Exciting job profiles one can hold after specializing in nanotechnology are_

  • Research Scientist
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Optical Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Director of Research
  • Product Marketing Engineer

Every Nanotechnology aspirants must appear for entrance examinations to undergo an education course in this field. Some of the best universities for doing specialization in Nanotechnology are_

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Peking University, China
  • The University of California, U.S.A.

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