Nature of Work
Nanotechnology engineering technicians Work under the supervision of engineering staff to test, produce, and modify nanotechnology materials from lab to production-scale. Their work involves calibrating equipment, measuring and mixing chemical compounds, and monitoring equipment during production operations. They also assist scientists and engineers in processing or characterizing materials according to physical or chemical properties.
Nanotechnology engineering technicians held about 68,000 jobs in 2012. The industries employing the most nanotechnology engineering technicians in 2012 were as follows:
- Government (33 percent)
- Manufacturing (24 percent)
- Professional, scientific, and technical services (19 percent)
Economic forecasts project 14,600 new job openings from 2012 to 2022.
Credentials You Can Earn
The Higher Education Act requires all colleges and universities to notify students and prospective students of all program costs for which they will be responsible. Students will be responsible for the following expenses:
- Nonrefundable application fee ($25)
Outside Vendor Fees Prior to Beginning Major-Specific Coursework
- Tools (Approximately $75)
- Tuition ($89 per credit hour)
- Accident Insurance Fee ($4 per term)
- Campus Safety Fee ($40 per term)
- Instruction Fee ($55 per term)
- Parking Fee ($20 per term)
- Campus Safety Fee ($25 per term)
- Registration Fee ($50 per term)
- Student Activity Fee ($30 per term)
- Technology Fee ($105 per term)
Throughout the Program
- Textbooks (Approximately $600 - $900; costs vary by discipline)
- Supply Fees (Varies — See course descriptions for exact amount)
These expenses are based on costs in effect at the time this catalog was published. Prices are subject to change.
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