What is this technology?:
Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. Nanoscience and nanotechnology can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.(Definition from http://www.nano.gov/)
As the application of this technology in our daily lives is growing so the opportunities for careers in this field are expanding rapidly.
To learn more, you can check sources like YouTube or Wikipedia. We’ve found one such interesting video that explains what is this technology about. Here’s the link.
Education and Skills:Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field mainly dealing with Science and Engineering. Good foundation in either of these fields can help you gain entry into the Nano Technology field. Not every role will require a Ph.D. Even a high school diploma with relevant certification may help someone fetch a job in this field as technicians or other related roles. People with high school diplomas, a dree, post graduate education or Ph.Ds all are going to contribute to the growth of this field.
Careers:Since this is an evolving field, new roles are likely to emerge in the next 5 to 10 years. But the careers in this field are likely to range from Nanotechnology technicians to engineers to scientists to entrepreneurs and many more related fields.
A Few Companies that are in this Area:
What kind of Jobs are available in this field?:
Here’re a few sample jobs to give an idea about the kind of the skills needed and the roles in Nanotechnology.
|Job Role||Job Description||Education Requirements||Other Skills||Source|
|Medical Scientists||Medical scientists and technicians plan to use nanotechnology for various patient treatments, such as delivering potential cures or repairing cellular damage.||Medical degree, Ph.D., or both||Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.||MedicalNewsToday|
|Food Scientists and Technologists||Professionals in the food science industry plan to apply nanotechnology throughout the stages of food production, processing and quality control.||Bachelor’s or graduate degree||FST Journal|
|Electrical Engineers||Engineers utilize nanotechnology for many purposes, such as designing computer components, creating explosive-resistant materials and building microscopic sensors.||Bachelor’s degree||Need practical scientific skills and an eye for detail.||wyzant|
What kind of courses and degrees or certifications I can do to enter this field?:
|Course||The programme at the Amity Institute of Nanotechnology comprises of conceptual knowledge of nanoscience and nanotechnology||Amity Institute of Nanotechnology||Amity Edu|
|Certificate||Nanotechnology certificate||Harvard Extension School||Nano Technology Certificate|
|Degree or Diploma||B.S., M.S. Microelectronic Engineering,||Rochester Institute of Technology||RIT Edu|
Professional Associations or Organizations:
Here’re a few associations or organization that you can join to network with other professionals in NanoTechnoloy.
Here’s a few resources to learn more about Nano Technology and the applications of the same.
|Demo Video||Invisibility cloaks, bulletproof suits and cancer cures, we enter the minuscule world of nanotechnology with these 10 awesome facts.||Demo Video|
|Article||An article by National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Networkcompany describing the new product line||Article|
|Link to an image||Product or technology description in images||Link to an image|
|Tool or a method||Techniques and tools used in Nanotechnology span from traditional methods to using new technological advances in the field.||Tool or a method|