Learn about the types of people who become non-destructive testing specialists. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2022
73% of non-destructive testing specialists work in full-time roles while 27% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a non-destructive testing specialist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming non-destructive testing specialists at a ratio of 2.35 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
54% of non-destructive testing specialists are female and 46% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a non-destructive testing specialist and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a non-destructive testing specialist and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a non-destructive testing specialist than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of non-destructive testing specialists are White, making up 32% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Other, making up 20% and 16% respectively.