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Nanosystems Engineers

Design, develop, or supervise the production of materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition, applying principles of nanoscale physics and electrical, chemical, or biological engineering.   (O'Net 17-2199.09)

 
Reported job titles:   Advanced Research Programs Director, Microarray Operations Vice President, Nanoelectronics Engineer, Nanosystems Engineer, Research Scientist, Scientist, Technical Programs Manager
 
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    Wages
    for Engineers, All Other which includes:
                          - Biochemical Engineers
                          - Validation Engineers
                          - Energy Engineers
                          - Manufacturing Engineers
                          - Mechatronics Engineers
                          - Microsystems Engineers
                          - Photonics Engineers
                          - Robotics Engineers
                          - Nanosystems Engineers
                          - Wind Energy Engineers
                          - Solar Energy Systems Engineers
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 26.90   $ 34.13   $ 40.97   $ 46.71   $ 50.54   $ 40.21  
    Yearly $55,950   $70,990   $85,210   $97,150   $105,130   $83,630  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 24.98   $ 32.60   $ 41.09   $ 47.24   $ 54.16   $ 40.55  
    Yearly $51,950   $67,810   $85,470   $98,250   $112,650   $84,350  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 31.24   $ 34.67   $ 39.83   $ 44.48   $ 47.37   $ 38.45  
    Yearly $64,970   $72,110   $82,850   $92,510   $98,530   $79,970  
     
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    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Engineers, All Other which includes:
                                  - Biochemical Engineers
                                  - Validation Engineers
                                  - Energy Engineers
                                  - Manufacturing Engineers
                                  - Mechatronics Engineers
                                  - Microsystems Engineers
                                  - Photonics Engineers
                                  - Robotics Engineers
                                  - Nanosystems Engineers
                                  - Wind Energy Engineers
                                  - Solar Energy Systems Engineers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 64 63 -0.2% 1
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Engineers, All Other which includes:
                                - Biochemical Engineers
                                - Validation Engineers
                                - Energy Engineers
                                - Manufacturing Engineers
                                - Mechatronics Engineers
                                - Microsystems Engineers
                                - Photonics Engineers
                                - Robotics Engineers
                                - Nanosystems Engineers
                                - Wind Energy Engineers
                                - Solar Energy Systems Engineers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Federal government, all industries 21.1%
    Architectural, engineering, and related services 11.5%
    Scientific research and development services 6.5%
    Administrative and support services 6.4%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 6.4%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


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  • Conduct research related to a range of nanotechnology topics, such as packaging, heat transfer, fluorescence detection, nanoparticle dispersion, hybrid systems, liquid systems, nanocomposites, nanofabrication, optoelectronics, or nanolithography.
     
  • Create designs or prototypes for nanosystem applications, such as biomedical delivery systems or atomic force microscopes.
     
  • Design or engineer nanomaterials, nanodevices, nano-enabled products, or nanosystems, using three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) software.
     
  • Coordinate or supervise the work of suppliers or vendors in the designing, building, or testing of nanosystem devices, such as lenses or probes.
     
  • Design or conduct tests of new nanotechnology products, processes, or systems.
     
  • Engineer production processes for specific nanotechnology applications, such as electroplating, nanofabrication, or epoxy.
     
  • Develop processes or identify equipment needed for pilot or commercial nanoscale scale production.
     
  • Provide scientific or technical guidance or expertise to scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, or others, using knowledge of chemical, analytical, or biological processes as applied to micro and nanoscale systems.
     
  • Prepare nanotechnology-related invention disclosures or patent applications.
     
  • Prepare reports, deliver presentations, or participate in program review activities to communicate engineering results or recommendations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nanosystems Engineers  updated June 2009
     


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  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nanosystems Engineers  updated July 2013
     


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    State of Vermont License Information
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Engineer Vermont Secretary of State
    Office of Professional Regulation
    Board of Professional Engineering
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. (NEW)
     
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
     
    • Nanotechnology. (NEW)
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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