How many new jobs will be created?

By 2015, California could be employing as many as 216,000 technicians in nanotechnology industries.

There are varying estimates of the size of the workforce that will be needed to support the nanotechnology industry by 2015. The National Science Foundation estimates that 40,000 US scientists and 800,000 US workers will be need to support $1 trillion dollar market in 2015. These developments could indirectly impact over 350,000 chemical, materials, and petroleum engineers, and 180,000 life science engineers in the US. Since California is projected to be home to at least 27 percent of the companies, then the state could potentially employ 10,800 scientists and 216,000 technicians by 2015.

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