Fire small arms weapons at fixed targets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Targeteers do?

Fires small arms weapons at fixed targets to test accuracy of sights and mechanical functions of weapons: Positions target at specified distance. Mounts weapon on tripod, or mechanical rest. Aims weapon and fires series of shots at target. Examines target to determine shot pattern and accuracy of sight. Adjusts sights to attain specified accuracy, using handtools. Examines indentations on cartridge face to detect defective striking of firing pin. Records firing deficiencies on target or tag, and routes gun to repair shop.

Should I be a Targeteer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Targeteer

    Most Targeteers 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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