3. Application Engineer

With an understanding of software, you develop the programs that allow optics machinery to run smoothly. In addition to creating these applications, you make sure the parts of machines, such as lasers, are working correctly with the software.

optics careersSTEM Type: Solver
Median Salary: $68,046
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering
Relevant High School Courses: Algebra, geometry, probability, statistics or calculus