Test Preparer

Collect samples of materials and prepare samples for physical analysis.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Test Preparers do?

Collects samples of materials, such as scrap iron and ore, and products, such as metal sheets, rails, tubes, and bars, and prepares samples for physical analysis, using grinders, crushers, drill press, power saws and milling machine. Identifies samples and routes samples to laboratory for analysis. Records test data and type and amount of samples tested.


Should I be a Test Preparer?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Sampler and Test Preparer, Trim Preparer

    How to become a Test Preparer

    Most Test Preparers 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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