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 12,500 Nanosystems Engineers. That number is based on 8,500 additional Nanosystems Engineers, and the retirement of 4,000 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 not particularly concentrated in any state.
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