Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping

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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, Lab Technician, Material Control Manager, Quality Assurance Inspector (QA Inspector), Quality Assurance Lab Technician, Quality Control Lab Technician, Quality Control Technician, Quality Inspector, Scale Operator, Supply Clerk, Temperature Taker

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #26 in job growth rate
  • 170

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #18 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (3.2%)
  • Bachelor's degree (12.7%)
  • Associate's degree (8.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (37.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (13.3%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

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.
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Knowledge

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.
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Abilities

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 there is a problem.
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
  • Record production information.
  • Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Inspect items for damage or defects.
  • Store items.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 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

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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