Laser and Optical Technology/Technician Major

A major/degree in Laser and Optical Technology/Technician prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using lasers and other optical for commercial or research purposes.

Includes instruction in laser and optical principles, testing and maintenance procedures, safety precautions, specific applications to various tasks, and report preparation.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Laser and Optical Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "optical technology" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Laser and Optical Technology/Technician?

You will need a bachelor’s major/degree to start your career in this field.  Many individuals with jobs in Laser and Optical Technology hold master’s degrees.  Areas of opportunity as a technologist or technician include illumination engineering, optoelectronics, and optical physics.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Laser and Optical Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Laser and Optical Technology/Technician