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Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists Career Video

About This Career

Designs and implements radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems used to track shipments or goods.

This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Integrates tags, readers, or software in radio frequency identification device (RFID) designs.
  • Identifies operational requirements for new systems to inform selection of technological solutions.
  • Performs systems analysis or programming of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Tests radio frequency identification device (RFID) software to ensure proper functioning.
  • Selects appropriate radio frequency identification device (RFID) tags and determines placement locations.
  • Performs site analyses to determine system configurations, processes to be impacted, or on-site obstacles to technology implementation.
  • Performs acceptance testing on newly installed or updated systems.
  • Determines means of integrating radio frequency identification device (RFID) into other applications.
  • Provides technical support for radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Collects data about existing client hardware, software, networking, or key business processes to inform implementation of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Overtime work
  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Deployment Engineer
  • Electro Magnetic Compatibility Test Engineer
  • RFID Engineer (Radio Frequency Identification Device Engineer)
  • RFID Systems Engineer (Radio Frequency Identification Device Systems Engineer)
  • Technical Support Engineer


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