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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

in Massachusetts

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
519061  Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 8,825 8,854 29 0.33 % 225 222 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    1,210  14 % 1,100  12 % -110  -9 % $47,330
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    1,210  14 % 1,230  14 % 20  2 % $50,050
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    770  9 % 850  10 % 80  11 % $39,670
Administrative and Support Services    770  9 % 850  10 % 80  11 % $39,680
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    650  7 % 660  7 % 10  2 % $62,290
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    620  7 % 600  7 % -20  -3 % $41,300
Chemical Manufacturing    590  7 % 610  7 % 20  3 % $45,740
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    420  5 % 420  5 % 0  0 % $34,900
Machinery Manufacturing    420  5 % 370  4 % -50  -11 % $43,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    420  5 % 450  5 % 30  6 % $44,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    420  5 % 450  5 % 30  6 % $44,560
Wholesale Trade    330  4 % 340  4 % 10  4 % $42,420
Food Manufacturing    260  3 % 260  3 % 0  4 % $36,590
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    210  2 % 220  2 % 10  3 % $44,890
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    160  2 % 160  2 % 0  -1 % $44,850
Primary Metal Manufacturing    140  2 % 130  1 % -10  -6 % $44,070
Textile Mills    130  1 % 130  1 % 0  0 % $40,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises    110  1 % 120  1 % 10  5 % $44,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises    110  1 % 120  1 % 10  5 % $44,640
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