Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists

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Radio frequency identification device (RFID) specialists design, test, and install the identification systems that are used to track shipments or goods. They also train others in the details of the devices. RFID specialists work for companies that are involved in telecommunications, semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing; architectural, engineering, and related services; federal agencies; and other types of manufacturing. These specialists are included in the electronics engineers (except computer) category in data provided by the Department of Labor. In May 2017, there were nearly 135,000 such electronics engineers, including RFID specialists, working in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) RFID Specialists
Duties Design, test, and install radio frequency identification device systems to track products and shipments; train users in the details of RFID systems operations
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country, with the highest levels of employment in California, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, and Virginia.
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Three or more years; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager, Department Head
  • Senior Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist
  • Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist
  • Apprentice, Intern