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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

General Information

Description

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit88.72%
  2. Private, not for profit3.52%
  3. State and local government3.15%
  4. Self-employed2.55%
  5. Federal government1.86%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-4%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$43,900

State-by-state Salary

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$64,040
$28,860
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 69%
  • Post-secondary certificate 26%
  • Some college 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

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