Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping

Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature. Includes workers who collect and keep record of samples of products or materials.

Median Annual Wage: $28,570

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (60%); Some college, no degree (23%); Associate's degree (9%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Lab Technician; Quality Assurance Lab Technician; Quality Control Lab Technician; Cycle Counter; Quality Control Technician; Scale Operator; Supply Clerk; Inventory Specialist; Material Control Manager; Quality Control Operator

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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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