Career Overview

Since the nano-SE PhD program was formed in 2005, students who have successfully completed the degree requirements have moved into a variety positions in industry and academia, including faculty and post-doctoral research appointments at universities and national laboratories; research engineering positions in industry; and teaching appointments in secondary education.

Average starting salary for Nanoscience graduates**Pursuing graduate degrees or no salary offers reported (2012-2013)

98% of all 2013-14 SDSM&T graduates are working in their career field or pursuing advanced degrees, with an average starting salary of $65,600 per the annual Payscale College Salary Report.