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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The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide salary information for biometric systems specialists, but it does provide salary ranges for those in related careers, including:
Most biometric systems specialists work a standard, 40-hour week, although some may be required to log overtime hours to meet project deadlines. Work settings for biometrics professionals range from a standard office environment (for those who specialize in software design and development) to laboratories (for those who design and build the hardware and mechanical parts of the biometric systems...
The number of biometrics systems continues to grow, and new applications for this technology are constantly being developed. One area of especially strong growth is biometric security. A study from Juniper Research revealed that mobile biometrics will authenticate $2 trillion worth of in-store and remote mobile payment transactions annually by 2023. This is 17 times the $124 billion expected in...