Details Report for:
17-2072.01 - Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists
Design and implement radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems used to track shipments or goods.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Collect data about existing client hardware, software, networking, or key business processes to inform implementation of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
- Integrate tags, readers, or software in radio frequency identification device (RFID) designs.
- Install, test, or maintain radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems.
- Create simulations or models of radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems to provide information for selection and configuration.
- Define and compare possible radio frequency identification device (RFID) solutions to inform selection for specific projects.
- Determine means of integrating radio frequency identification device (RFID) into other applications.
- Develop process flows, work instructions, or standard operating procedures for radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems.
- Determine usefulness of new radio frequency identification device (RFID) technologies.
- Identify operational requirements for new systems to inform selection of technological solutions.
- Perform acceptance testing on newly installed or updated systems.
- Perform site analyses to determine system configurations, processes to be impacted, or on-site obstacles to technology implementation.
- Select appropriate radio frequency identification device (RFID) tags and determine placement locations.
- Test radio frequency identification device (RFID) software to ensure proper functioning.
- Test tags or labels to ensure readability.
- Train users in details of system operation.
- Analyze radio frequency identification device (RFID)-related supply chain data.
- Document equipment or process details of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
- Perform systems analysis or programming of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
- Provide technical support for radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
- Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, or talk with colleagues to stay abreast of industry research about new technologies.
- Verify compliance of developed applications with architectural standards and established practices.
Tools used in this occupation:
|Bar code reader equipment — Barcode scanners|
|Global positioning system receivers — Global positioning system GPS devices|
|Mobile phones — Cell phones|
|Multimeters — Digital multimeters|
|Network analyzers — Local area network LAN analyzers|
|Notebook computers — Laptop computers|
|Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA|
|Radio frequency data communication equipment — Radio frequency RF antennas|
|Radio frequency identification devices — Radio frequency identification RFID devices|
|Signal generators — Function generators|
Technology used in this occupation:
|Administration software — Dynamic host configuration protocol DHCP; Simple network management protocol SNMP software|
|Computer aided design CAD software — Cadence software; Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software|
|Data base management system software — Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft SQL Server Compact|
|Development environment software — C; Microsoft Visual Studio; Ruby *|
|Electronic mail software — IBM Lotus Notes|
|Enterprise application integration software — Extensible markup language XML|
|Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP software|
|Object or component oriented development software — C++; Microsoft Visual Basic.NET Compact Framework CF; Oracle Java *; Python (see all 7 examples)|
|Operating system software — Cygwin *; Linux software; Microsoft Windows Mobile|
|Program testing software — Framework for integrated test FIT *; JUnit *; Robot Framework *; Watir * (see all 9 examples)|
* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.
|89||Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.|
|72||Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.|
|45||Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.|
|22||Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.|
|17||Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.|
|0||Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.|
|67||Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.|
|61||Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.|
|53||Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.|
|50||Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.|
|39||Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.|
|22||Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.|
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from Electronics Engineers, Except Computer.
Employment data collected from Electronics Engineers, Except Computer.
Industry data collected from Electronics Engineers, Except Computer.
|Median wages (2012)||$44.14 hourly, $91,820 annual|
|Employment (2010)||140,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2010-2020)||Slower than average (3% to 9%)|
|Projected job openings (2010-2020)||40,600|
|Top industries (2010)||
Manufacturing (30% employed in this sector)
State & National
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2010-2020 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2010-2020). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
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Sources of Additional Information
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- Electrical and Electronics Engineers . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition.