There are currently an estimated 132,500 nanosystems engineers in the United States. The nanosystems engineer job market is expected to grow by 6.4% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are nanosystems engineers?

CareerExplorer 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.

Are nanosystems engineers in demand?

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.

What’s the supply of nanosystems engineers?

The nanosystems engineer industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida

Nanosystems Engineer job market by state

State Name Employed Nanosystems Engineers
California 17,820
Texas 10,760
Florida 8,020
Michigan 7,350
Ohio 6,870
Maryland 4,790
Virginia 4,640
Louisiana 4,580
Pennsylvania 4,440
Illinois 4,350
New York 4,100
New Jersey 3,580
Alabama 3,580
Tennessee 3,320
Georgia 3,150
Washington 3,130
Massachusetts 2,860
District of Columbia 2,720
Minnesota 2,640
Colorado 2,580
Oregon 2,500
Arizona 2,210
New Mexico 2,170
Indiana 2,110
Iowa 1,560
North Carolina 1,550
Wisconsin 1,180
Missouri 1,150
Utah 1,080
Oklahoma 1,080
Connecticut 1,040
Kentucky 830
Alaska 790
Hawaii 670
Maine 600
Arkansas 590
Kansas 560
Nebraska 530
South Carolina 530
New Hampshire 460
Rhode Island 430
Idaho 420
Mississippi 410
Nevada 390
West Virginia 310
North Dakota 290
Puerto Rico 210
Montana 190
Vermont 120
Wyoming 100