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Nanosystems Engineer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 136,900 Nanosystems Engineers in the United States. The Nanosystems Engineer job market is expected to grow by 4.0% between 2014 and 2024.

Nanosystems Engineer Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Nanosystems Engineers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 33,000 Nanosystems Engineers. That number is based on 5,500 additional Nanosystems Engineers, and the retirement of 27,500 existing Nanosystems Engineers.

Demand for Nanosystems Engineers

Despite projection of a decade-long stagnant job outlook for nanosystems engineers, nanotechnology is a growing research priority. The health and medical industries, the manufacturing sector, and the environment are just a few of the areas that could ultimately benefit from the technology. Some scientists conjecture that even water shortages and famine could be eliminated by large-scale advances in nanotechnology. At least for the foreseeable future, however, many experts in the field feel that some of its proposed applications are well outside the realm of possibility. They caution the more exotic applications are only theoretical. This means that the field will grow slowly and present limited employment opportunities and demand. Therefore, competition will be fierce and positions will go to candidates who possess impeccable qualifications.

Supply of Nanosystems Engineers

The Nanosystems Engineer industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Michigan.

Nanosystems Engineer Job Market by State

State name Employed Nanosystems Engineers
California 17,250
Texas 9,240
Michigan 8,000
Ohio 7,570
Illinois 5,610
Maryland 4,850
Florida 4,600
Virginia 4,160
Pennsylvania 4,040
Washington 3,840
Louisiana 3,690
New Jersey 3,680
Alabama 3,530
New Mexico 3,410
New York 2,610
Minnesota 2,610
District of Columbia 2,610
Oregon 2,440
North Carolina 2,230
Georgia 2,190
Massachusetts 2,140
Wisconsin 2,010
Indiana 1,960
Tennessee 1,940
Colorado 1,900
Arizona 1,780
Iowa 1,660
Connecticut 1,470
Missouri 1,320
Kentucky 1,030
Oklahoma 970
Nebraska 840
New Hampshire 830
Hawaii 760
Nevada 610
Kansas 590
Maine 580
Alaska 560
Utah 560
South Carolina 550
Idaho 530
Rhode Island 520
Arkansas 500
West Virginia 500
Mississippi 370
Puerto Rico 320
Montana 220
Wyoming 120
Vermont 60
Delaware 50

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