Spectroscopy is a technique used to study the interaction of matter and electromagnetic radiation. It has a wide range of applications in various fields such as medicine, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. There are several different types of jobs within the field of spectroscopy, including:
Spectroscopist: A professional who specializes in the operation and analysis of spectroscopic instruments. They use various spectroscopic techniques such as infrared, ultraviolet-visible, Raman, NMR, and mass spectroscopy to analyze samples and determine their chemical and physical properties.
Laboratory Analyst: They work in research or industrial settings and are responsible for the operation and maintenance of spectroscopic instruments. They also analyze samples and interpret the resulting data.
Research Scientist: They conduct research in various fields such as chemistry, biology, and materials science, using spectroscopic techniques to study the properties and behavior of molecules and materials.
Medical Laboratory Technician: They use spectroscopy techniques such as NMR, Raman, and infrared spectroscopy to analyze biological samples and diagnose diseases.
Quality Control Analyst: They work in manufacturing or production settings, using spectroscopic techniques to test and verify the quality and consistency of products.
Environmental Analyst: They use spectroscopy techniques to analyze environmental samples such as water, soil, and air to assess their chemical and physical properties and to detect pollutants.
Jobs in These Areas
- X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
- Gamma Ray Spectroscopy
- Atomic Spectroscopy
- IR Spectroscopy
- In-line UV-vis Spectroscopy
- Infrared and Terahertz Spectroscopy
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
- Near Infrared Spectroscopy
- UV Visible Spectroscopy
- Process Spectroscopy
- Molecular Spectroscopy
- X-Ray Spectrometer
- Medical Terahertz Technology
- Mass Spectrometry Software
- Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
To get a job in spectroscopy, you will typically need a degree in a relevant field such as chemistry, physics, or biology and experience with the operation and analysis of spectroscopic instruments. Some positions may also require certifications such as a Laboratory Analyst certification.