Web and Other Resources for Career Information

Professional organizations with career services:

Career information for laser, test, and holographic technicians:

Careers in Optics:

Web sites for optics employment opportunities:

QCC Laser and Fiber Optics Technology Program:

For Women:

Career Information in General:

Information about Science and Math Education for Minority Students:

  • O'Brien, V. , Kopala, M., Martinez-Pons, M. (1999). Mathematics self-efficacy, ethnic identity, gender, and career interests related to mathematics and science. Journal of Educational Research, 92 , 231-235.
    Butler, M. B. (1999). Factors associated with students' intentions to engage in science learning activities. Journal of research in science teaching, 36 455-473.

  • Britner, S. L., & Pajares, F. (2001). Self-efficacy beliefs, motivation, race, and gender in middle school science. Journal of women and minorities in Science and Engineering, 7, 271-285.
    Hoffmann, L. (2002). Promoting girls' interest and achievement in physics classes for beginners. Learning and Instruction, 12 447-465.
    Smoot-Taylor, V., Woods-Erwin, K., Ghose, M., Perry-Thornton, E., (2001). Models to increase enrollment of minority females in science-based careers. Journal of the National Medical Association, 93, 74-77.