Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

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What do they do?

Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.

Also known as:

Abstracter, Abstractor, Commercial Title Examiner, Searcher, Title Abstractor, Title Agent, Title Department Manager, Title Examiner, Title Officer, Title Searcher

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 0.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #24 in job growth rate
  • 150

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #12 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (5.4%)
  • Master's degree (6.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (28.8%)
  • Associate's degree (14.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (16.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.7%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
  • Confer with court staff to clarify information.
  • Coordinate legal schedules or activities.

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