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Semiconductor Technicians

Overview

Semiconductor technicians are highly skilled workers who test new kinds of semiconductor devices (which are commonly known as integrated circuits or microchips) being designed for use in many kinds of modern electronic equipment. They may also test samples of devices already in production to assess production techniques. They help develop and evaluate the test equipment used to gather information about the semiconductor devices. Working under the direction provided by engineers in research laboratory settings, they assist in the design and planning for later production or help to improve production yields. Semiconductor technicians are also known as semiconductor processors. Approximately 367,000 people are employed in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Engineer or Designer

Manager

Senior Semiconductor Technician

Semiconductor Technician

Trainee

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