Electro-Optical Engineer

Conduct research and plan development and design of particular devices.
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Salary Range
$80,000 – $139,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Electro-Optical Engineers do?

Conducts research and plans development and design of gas and solid state lasers, masers, infrared, and other light emitting and light sensitive devices: Designs electronic circuitry and optical components with specific characteristics to fit within specified mechanical limits and to perform according to specifications. Designs suitable mounts for optics and power supply systems. Incorporates methods for maintenance and repair of components and designs, and develops test instrumentation and test procedures. Confers with engineering and technical personnel regarding fabrication and testing of prototype systems, and modifies design as required. May conduct application analysis to determine commercial, industrial, scientific, medical, military, or other use for electro-optical devices. May assist with development of manufacturing, assembly, and fabrication processes.

Should I be an Electro-Optical Engineer?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Consultant Electronics, Optical Instrument Specialist, Optical Scientist, Scientist Electronics

    How to Become an
    Electro-Optical Engineer

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