What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Cycle Counter, Fluid Operator, Inventory Specialist, Quality Assurance Inspector (QA Inspector), Quality Inspector, Scale Clerk, Scale Operator, Scalehouse Attendant, Supply Clerk, Temperature Taker, Weighmaster

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping is projected to grow 21 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • 21.7%


    Ranks #15 in job growth rate

    Job Openings

    Ranks #20 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (2%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (12%)
  • Associate's degree  (11%)
  • Some college, no degree  (27%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (38%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (10%)

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
  • Record production information.
  • Calculate weights, volumes or other characteristics of materials.
  • Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Inspect items for damage or defects.
  • Store items.
  • Signal others to coordinate work activities.
  • Instruct staff in work policies or procedures.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Count finished products or workpieces.
  • Discuss goods or services information with customers or patrons.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Package objects for shipping.
  • Send information, materials or documentation.
  • Operate computers or computerized equipment.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
  • Prepare products for testing.
  • Sort materials or products.
  • Deliver items.
  • Clean facilities or equipment.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Unload materials or equipment.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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