Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists


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Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists

Introduction

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 da...

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Median Salary

$105,570

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Three or more years


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

Radio frequency engineers earned salaries that averaged from $61,000 to $128,000 in July 2020, according to PayScale, with an average of $86,080. The Department of Labor reported that electronics engineers (except computer) earned a median salary of $105,570 in May 2019. The lowest 10 percent earned $66,620 or less, and the top 10 percent earned $164,210 or more. Those who were employed in scie...

Work Environment

Radio frequency identification device specialists usually work indoors in offices, although they may at times work outside to investigate and test RFID equipment and systems. They work full time, 40 hours or more per week, with longer hours when project deadlines approach or when problems arise that need to be solved immediately. The job can be stressful when there is a heavy workload and deadl...

Outlook

The Department of Labor predicts slower than average employment growth for electrical and electronics engineers through 2028. However, many different types of companies will continue to need radio frequency identification device specialists to help them improve their production efficiencies by tracking their goods, products, and shipments. In May 2020, ResearchAndMarkets.com predicted that the ...

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