Semiconductor Processors

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Occupation Description

Semiconductor processors implement any or all of the following tasks in the production of electronic semiconductors: saw formed ingots into segments; locate crystal axis in ingot using x-ray apparatus and saw ingots into wafers; load individual segment into crystal growing chamber and monitor controls; load semiconductor material into furnace; and polish, clean and load wafers into series of chemical baths, special purpose furnaces, apparatus used to form circuitry and change conductive properties.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

21380

Job Openings By 2020

5000

Growth Rate

-17.9%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth