Date Added: Jan 2010
Semiconductors are unique materials that act as insulators and conductors of electricity. They are used in a variety of products such as home appliances, computers, video games, DVD players, and cell phones. Semiconductor processors are trained production workers that perform a variety of tasks to manufacture semiconductors. Semiconductor processors need at least a high school diploma, but many employers prefer applicants with an associate degree or certificate from a technical school. Many semiconductor processors have an associate degree in automated systems, electronics, electromechanical automation, or other related field. Employment of semiconductor processors is expected to decline rapidly, decreasing 32% from 2008 to 2018. Technological advances will contribute to the employment decline.