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Calibration Technologist or Technician

Calibration technologists and technicians execute or adapt procedures and techniques for calibrating measurement devices by applying knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, chemistry and electronics, sometimes under the direction of engineering staff.

They determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating measurement devices and may perform preventive maintenance on equipment or corrective actions to address identified calibration problems.

To succeed in this profession, individuals need to have logical-thinking, mechanical, mathematical and problem-solving skills along with being good at observation and communications.

As part of their job, they analyze test data to identify defects or determine calibration requirements. They calibrate devices by comparing measurements of pressure, temperature, humidity or other environmental conditions to known standards. They also conduct calibration tests to determine the performance or reliability of mechanical, structural or electromechanical equipment. They also develop new calibration methods or techniques based on measurement science, analyses or calibration requirements.

They may perform additional tasks, including developing and operating calibration software, maintaining data, performing inspections on equipment and training technicians.

If you’re interested in becoming a calibration technologist or technician, you’ll need vocational training or an associate degree.

$32,876

entry level salary estimate

$73,141

experienced level salary estimate

1,274

projected annual job openings

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Sources:

Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2021. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.

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