There are currently an estimated 132,500 photonics engineers in the United States. The photonics engineer job market is expected to grow by 6.4% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are photonics engineers?
CareerExplorer 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 12,500 photonics engineers. That number is based on 8,500 additional photonics engineers, and the retirement of 4,000 existing photonics engineers.
What’s the supply of photonics engineers?
The photonics engineer industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida
Photonics Engineer job market by state
|State Name||Employed Photonics Engineers|
|District of Columbia||2,720|