The PathMatch Guide to

Nanotechnology Engineering

A Day in the Life

A Nanotechnology Engineer works with the smallest fragments of science. They look to make new discoveries that can change the face of health, science, technology, and the environment on a molecular level. A Nanotechnology Engineer may work on a range of tasks including storing and altering cells and molecules to develop tiny pieces of new technology. Some of their main responsibilities include creating prototypes, creating powders to enrich food and medicines, studying fragments of our DNA, and manipulating cells and proteins within the body.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Acute attention to detail 
  • Advanced understanding of image analysis software 
  • Proficiency in simulation software (SPMLab) and Microsoft Suite 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills 
  • In-depth understanding of chemistry and physics

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

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Example Job Descriptions

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Nanotechnology Engineer
  2. Sr. Nanotechnology Engineer
  3. Nanotechnology Engineering Manager
  4. Director of Nanotechnology Engineering
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Demand for Talent

  • The nanotechnology field is rapidly-growing as a direct result of new developments in technology and molecular science
  • The demand for jobs in nanotechnology is expected to increase by 4% from 2018 to 2028

Compensation

$50K-$100K
Nanotechnology Engineer
$80K-$130K
Sr. Nanotechnology Engineer
$135K-$160K
Nanotechnology Engineering Manager
$160K+
Director of Nanotechnology Engineering

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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