I have been looking at a few universities I plan on attending and I have noticed some offer an "optical engineering" major. This was a bit intriguing, and reading descriptions and some of the classes that these majors take interested me a bit. Who here has experience in actual optical engineering? Which field would you say it is most like? (At UAH for example it is in the EE department and a few EE classes). Is the job market good for optical engineers? I've been having trouble finding some information about it, a quick search on here yielded no substantial results, BLS has no data on "optical engineering". Or perhaps is this just a subfield of computer or electrical engineering or something? Also, University of Rochester offers both a degree in Optical Engineering and Optics. How would the career outlook for both of these be, and what are the general differences of the two?