As a semiconductor engineer, you're responsible for creating the piece that facilitates the functionality of an electrical device.
You may work with silicon, which is a main component in semiconductors, as well as other materials, including chemical solvents and gases. These precise and complex tasks require that you work in uncontaminated environments while wearing protective gear to avoid tainting the materials. Microscopes are often used to analyze the microelectronic device. You ensure each newly created circuit meets specific standards and keep records of the start-to-end process.
A bachelor's and/or master's degree in materials science and engineering or a related field, such as applied physics with materials science or electrical engineering, is usually a good background for those interested in a career as a semiconductor engineer.
Median Salary 2019
According to glassdoor.com, the median salary for a Semiconductor Engineer in 2018 was $111,118.
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Information retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics: Agricultural Engineers and O*NET Online: Agricultural Engineers.
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