I have a BSc degree from Physics/Middle East Technical University and MSc degree in electrical and electronic engineering/Koc University. Both of these universities are located in Turkey and I am planning to relocate to work in an R&D setting. While getting my undergraduate degree I took a lot of courses on theoretical physics and some courses on programming. Later I decided to pursue a master's degree in EE and transition into an industrical career instead of an academical one. During my master's study I worked at an optics laboratory/clean-room and got experience on operating scanning electron microscopes, performing electron beam lithography, aligning an infrared optical setup, performing measurements with lock-in amplifiers, scripting in Matlab and finite difference time domain simulation techniques. Now I would like to work abroad due to personal reasons and as far as I am concerned the most suitable job for me is being an optical engineer. However, I do not have any industrial experience and experience with CAD tools such as Zemax. I am mostly browsing job postings from Linkedin and they all seem to be of senior level. As a member of OSA I also browsed through the postings on www.workinoptics.com, yet on that site the number of available positions are really low and most of them require expertise. I am also interest in data science, yet being unexperienced I need to undergo some learning period. With this in mind I think working in the optics industry will be a better fit. Any suggestions/ideas are greatly appreciated.