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Nanotechnology Job Overview People who work in nanotechnology jobs study atoms, cells, proteins, and cells that are ...

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Nanotechnology Job Overview

People who work in nanotechnology jobs study atoms, cells, proteins, and cells that are from one to 100 nanometres in size. They may conduct experiments, develop better ways to do processes, perform inspections of materials comprised of things like carbon nanotubes, compile data, and develop laboratory techniques related to the nanotechnology field.

You are probably a good candidate for one of the open scientist jobs, such as one as a nanotechnologist, if you characteristically loved science courses in school, and enjoy the meticulous steps that go into doing experiments and recording the results. Depending on whether you decide to pursue a particular specialty within the nanotechnology field, you may have appealing opportunities to take researcher jobs that match your skills.

Working environments for nanotechnologists are varied and range from academic laboratories to office buildings. While involved in nanotechnology jobs, you'll likely do tasks alone and as part of a team, making it necessary to be a motivated person, and good communicator. You must also be a good team player and work within a cooperative environment.

Nanotechnology Job Education Requirements

Because the field of nanotechnology is still emerging, people who work within it come from a wide variety of scientific backgrounds. The one common aspect between them is at least a two-year diploma in technology. Many successful nanotechnologists come from previous jobs that relate to chemistry and physics. As the field continues to evolve, you may need to pursue membership in a national organization, either voluntarily, or because an employer requires it.

Nanotechnology Job Market

Nanotechnology careers fall under the category of Physical Science Professionals in accordance to the manner Canada classifies its jobs. This sector of the labour market recently experienced a shortage, but projections through 2020 show that things should return to a more balanced state in terms of supply and demand. Most of the job openings arise when people retire. Job seekers coming directly from the school system, and those who have immigrated to Canada, make up a large portion of the group that fills open positions.

Nanotechnology Job Salary Information

Because the field of nanotechnology is still evolving, adequate salary for the industry in Canada is still being compiled. However, the average salary for a chemist in Canada is C$63,615. As an experienced nanotechnologist, expect to earn that much or more.

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