Wang completed her Bachelor of Science Medical Physics in 2001.
I found it
really hard to choose a university course when I was in year 12
because I had no idea what I wanted to do. There are so many options!
I was tossing up between commerce, engineering, maths or physics.
In the end I decided to focus on physics because I think physics
knowledge is the most technical and difficult to acquire. Commerce
and engineering skills can be gained relatively easily in the
work force and there was always the option of doing a postgraduate
degree if necessary.
I was a Ďprofessional
studentí until I completed my science degree in medical physics.
I spent lots of time in the third year laboratory Ė itís a really
hands-on subject and I think itís the subject that got me my job!
I found a job as a manufacturing technician at JDS Uniphase, then
got into research and development as a development technician.
I was recently upgraded to development engineer. I assist in improving
the manufacturing processes for fibre Bragg gratings by carrying
out experimental studies of the current or new processes. I also
spend a lot of time setting up and maintaining the current production
system for production trials.
As for my
future career, I havenít planned it at all, but so far so good!
For example, if I want to travel, there are so many well paid
jobs overseas in the photonics industry and a physics degree is
usually one of the pre-requisites. Whatever opportunities come
up I have satisfied the academic requirements for it.