There are currently an estimated 76,800 non-destructive testing specialists in the United States. The non-destructive testing specialist job market is expected to grow by 5.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are non-destructive testing specialists?

CareerExplorer rates non-destructive testing specialists with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 9,300 non-destructive testing specialists. That number is based on 4,000 additional non-destructive testing specialists, and the retirement of 5,300 existing non-destructive testing specialists.

What’s the supply of non-destructive testing specialists?

The non-destructive testing specialist industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Illinois

Non-Destructive Testing Specialist job market by state

State Name Employed Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
California 10,520
Texas 6,780
Illinois 5,550
Pennsylvania 5,130
Virginia 3,290
Ohio 2,640
Massachusetts 2,550
Michigan 2,260
Florida 2,210
Washington 2,180
New York 2,160
Arizona 2,090
New Mexico 1,980
Maryland 1,730
Indiana 1,730
Minnesota 1,660
Colorado 1,620
Tennessee 1,590
Georgia 1,360
Oregon 1,320
Oklahoma 1,270
Wisconsin 1,190
Utah 1,010
Iowa 980
Louisiana 910
New Jersey 880
Kansas 860
Maine 820
North Carolina 810
Alabama 660
Missouri 650
Mississippi 540
Hawaii 540
South Carolina 490
Connecticut 480
Kentucky 480
Arkansas 450
Alaska 410
Nebraska 410
North Dakota 400
District of Columbia 320
Nevada 310
West Virginia 310
New Hampshire 260
Rhode Island 210
Wyoming 200
Puerto Rico 180
Idaho 140
Montana 140
South Dakota 80
Guam 80
Vermont 60