Tablet Tester

Test hardness of medicinal tablets.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tablet Testers do?

Tests hardness of medicinal tablets to ensure conformity with production specifications, using balance scale and hardness tester: Places sample tablet on scale pan, using tweezers, and records weight. Places tablet in hardness tester, turns screw to raise tablet until it touches pressure rod, and depresses pneumatic foot pedal to squeeze tablet until breakage occurs. Examines and fingers tablets to detect chips and tackiness. Notifies COMPRESSOR when tablets do not meet weight or hardness specifications. May test tablets, using hand-operated hardness tester. May weigh entire batch of tablets to compare with total weight of ingredients used.


Should I be a Tablet Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bleach Tester, Tank Tester, Vegetable Tester

    How to become a Tablet Tester

    Most Tablet Testers 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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