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The Importance of laser in Education Industry

2013-12-11 Back to list

Why laser talents are needed?

Since the first laser device in the world was invented in 1960, laser technology is widely applied and developed in national defense, technology, industry, agriculture, medical, education and daily life by its own advantages.

Across the jobs spectrum in the laser industry, from designing equipment, to finding workers to install and repair laser machinery, to manufacturers that need skilled employees on the plant floor, the lack of workers with the necessary skills has become a major problem.

A recently released report, the “Global Industrial Laser Market”, highlighted the serious concerns those in the industry have and how their business—and that of their customers—is being affected.

How about the treatment of a laser technician?

In fact, the work environment for a technician is generally a modern laboratory or assembly area. Work areas are always exceptionally clean. Room temperatures, dust and humidity are regulated to protect the equipment. So laser technician can work in clean rooms and enjoy a well-paid job. 

Laser technicians need good hand and finger dexterity, electronic instrumentation skills, computer drafting ability and great interpersonal skills. Laser technicians typically work under the guidance of a scientist or engineer. Keeping detailed records and closely adhering to safety procedures is vital to a technician. Primary duties include establishing and tracking the fabrication of fibers. Laser technicians must be skilled in building and testing laser systems. They must be able to work on the intricate and complicated details of optical, electronic and mechanical components. Technicians are required to align lenses, mirrors and prisms and check power supplies. They must prepare crystal rods, gas-filled plasma tubes, dye cells and semiconductor chips that form a laser beam. These duties are either performed directly for the employer or as a contract job for a client.

What about the prospect of laser industry?

The laser technician field is a growing job market. Between 1993 and 2005, the field grew by 19 percent. Telecommunication jobs are perhaps the fastest growing segment of the industry because they link the ever-expanding network of telephones to computers, modems, cellular phones, fax machines, satellite television and myriad other communication products. Technicians can be self-employed or work under the supervision of engineers to design laser equipment. Repair and troubleshooting for clients is a major part of many laser technician jobs.

What can we do to help close the skill gap in laser industry?

According to the development of laser industry, more and more laser talents are needed. So what can be done to help close the skill gap? The executives all agreed that more focused educational programs and vocational training would help, as would dedication from the federal government to offer grants and other incentives to manufacturers for developing training programs.

China currently has more than 60,000 technicians training on lasers and photonics equipment, and people started to know the importance of laser in research and education in education field.

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