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Photonics Engineer Job Outlook

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

Photonics Engineer Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Photonics 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 Photonics Engineers. That number is based on 5,500 additional Photonics Engineers, and the retirement of 27,500 existing Photonics Engineers.

Supply of Photonics Engineers

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

Photonics Engineer Job Market by State

State name Employed Photonics 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
District of Columbia 2,610
New York 2,610
Minnesota 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
West Virginia 500
Arkansas 500
Mississippi 370
Puerto Rico 320
Montana 220
Wyoming 120
Vermont 60
Delaware 50

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