Nanotechnology is a fast emerging technological field which is a blend of various scientific fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, bioinformatics, biotechnology etc. Nanotechnology is considered as a new millennium technology with plenty of career choices and opportunities projected worldwide in the nearest future particularly in USA; France; Japan; Europe and Asia Pacific nations.
Applications of nanotechnology is not only limited to electronics and semiconductor industry but it encompasses almost all branches of industries such as textiles, manufacturing, automobiles; aerospace industries; pharma and healthcare industries, energy industry and cosmetics industry and almost all fields of technology such as biotechnology, medical technology, food technology, forensic technology, robotics and space technology. Plenty of career opportunities are available for nanotechnology graduates in all these industrial and technological sectors. Since this is an emerging field of technology, there is not much competition in the job market and the job pays very well too.
There are several national and international institutes which offer advanced courses in nanotechnology. Various courses available in this field are M.Sc in Microsystems and Nanotechnology; M.Sc. in Nanoscale Science and Technology, M.Sc. in Nanoelectronics and Nanomechanics, M.Sc. in Nanomaterials for Nanoengineering, M.Sc. in Bionanotechnology, M.Tech in Nanotechnology and M.Sc. in Nanoscale Science and Technology. These courses are designed for ambitious science and engineering graduates who want to make a career in the sophisticated field of nanotechnology. The personality attributes required for nanotechnology specialists are high integrity, aptitude for research, a scientific bent of mind with high precision and high intelligence.
Career choices available for nanotechnology graduates are as technology experts; industry consultants; research scientists; Nanoelectronics engineers and so on. There is a great scope for nanotechnologists in electronics research and development organizations as nanotechnology is a highly research-oriented field. Career in various academic institutions in faculty positions is also a possible career option.