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Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist Job Description Design and implement radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems used to track shipments or goods.

Life As a Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist

  • Train users in details of system operation.
  • Perform acceptance testing on newly installed or updated systems.
  • Perform systems analysis or programming of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Install, test, or maintain radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems.
  • Provide technical support for radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Collect data about existing client hardware, software, networking, or key business processes to inform implementation of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.

Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist Required Skills

When polled, Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Types of Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist

  • Systems Engineer
  • RFID Analyst (Radio Frequency Identification Device Analyst)
  • Engineering and Development Director
  • Signaling Project Engineer
  • Electro Magnetic Compatibility Test Engineer

Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist Job Outlook

There were about 136,300 jobs for Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 3.7% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,000 new jobs for Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist by 2026. The BLS estimates 9,200 yearly job openings in this field.

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The states with the most job growth for Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist are Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Watch out if you plan on working in Kansas, Vermont, or Montana. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist Make?

The average yearly salary of a Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist ranges between $64,840 and $162,200.

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Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists who work in District of Columbia, Rhode Island, or Maryland, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $108,980
Alaska $93,420
Arizona $103,510
Arkansas $79,520
California $123,540
Colorado $105,560
Connecticut $106,770
District of Columbia $130,630
Florida $95,780
Georgia $95,840
Hawaii $102,550
Illinois $98,010
Indiana $91,010
Iowa $76,900
Kansas $89,110
Kentucky $81,350
Louisiana $88,210
Maine $103,160
Maryland $119,880
Massachusetts $120,700
Michigan $90,230
Minnesota $97,120
Mississippi $87,440
Missouri $100,050
Montana $84,660
Nebraska $84,810
Nevada $93,850
New Hampshire $112,750
New Jersey $113,560
New Mexico $115,420
New York $98,150
North Carolina $97,070
North Dakota $93,920
Ohio $95,250
Oklahoma $89,770
Oregon $94,520
Pennsylvania $98,130
Rhode Island $119,290
South Carolina $92,720
South Dakota $79,630
Tennessee $97,110
Texas $119,260
Utah $90,810
Vermont $106,150
Virginia $114,990
Washington $106,700
West Virginia $79,360
Wisconsin $76,790
Wyoming $86,050

What Tools & Technology do Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Web browser software
  • Python
  • SAP
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Structured query language SQL
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Linux
  • IBM Notes
  • Ruby
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • UNIX
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • C
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks

How do I Become a Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist?

What education or degrees do I need to become a Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist?

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How many years of work experience do I need?

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Where do Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists Work?

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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