Design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.
Algorithm Developer, Laser Engineer, Optical Design Engineer, Optical Engineer, Optical Specialist, Optical Systems Engineer, Optoelectronics Engineer, Research and Development Engineer (R & D Engineer), Research Engineer
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Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics