Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping
Number employed in 2006: 79,000
Percent change in 2016: -11.3 percent
Education/training: Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment in order to keep accurate records. Most of these positions require a high school diploma or equivalent, but computer experience is a plus. Skills such as operating a forklift, which is used to transport the materials to the scale, are learned through on-the-job training.
2006 median salary: $25,370
Job outlook: In this field too the growing use of automated equipment will be responsible for the elimination of many jobs.
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