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Summary 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.

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Interests  |  Work Values  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • 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.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Bar code reader equipment — Barcode scanners
Multimeters — Digital multimeters
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:

Data base management system software — Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft SQL Server Compact
Development environment software — C; Microsoft Visual Studio; Ruby *
Object or component oriented development software — C++; Microsoft Visual Basic.NET Compact Framework CF; Microsoft Visual C#; Python
Operating system software — Cygwin *; Linux software; Microsoft Windows Mobile
Program testing software — Framework for integrated test FIT *; JUnit *; Robot Framework *; Watir *

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Interests

Interest code: RIC

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.
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.
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.

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Work Values

Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
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.
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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

National

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 (2012) 140,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 35,300
Top industries (2012)

State & National

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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State & National Job Banks

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