Non-Destructive Testing Specialists

General Information

Description

Test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit78.41%
  2. State and local government8.09%
  3. Federal government8.05%
  4. Private, not for profit3.40%
  5. Self-employed1.96%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$65,520

Military salary*

$51,645

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State-by-state Salary

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$93,010
$33,650
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 40%
  • Associate's degree 25%
  • Bachelor's degree 15%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Some college 5%
  • Less than high school 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
  • Production and Processing
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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