Biometrics Systems Specialists

Biometrics Specialist Uses Finger Scanner

Biometrics are distinctive physical or behavioral characteristics that are used to identify individuals. Common biometrics include fingerprints, palms, eyes, and faces. Biometric systems are a set of hardware and software that collect, process, and assess these characteristics and compare them against existing records to create a match. Biometric systems specialists design, build, and repair these systems.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Biometric Systems Engineers, Biometric Systems Technicians
Duties Design, build, and repair biometric systems
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Internship and/or co-op
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Research
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements A background check is typically required.
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Project Manager
  • Biometric Systems Engineer
  • Biometric Systems Technician

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