Cotton Ball Bagger

Remove absorbent cotton surgical sponges from automatic balling machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cotton Ball Baggers do?

Removes absorbent cotton surgical sponges from automatic balling machine, observes sponges for size and shape, and fills bags with specified number of sponges. Places filled bags in cartons for shipment. May fold and seal plastic bag tops, using electric iron.

Should I be a Cotton Ball Bagger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cotton Wringer

    How to become a Cotton Ball Bagger

    Most Cotton Ball Baggers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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