Type Inspector

Examine typewriter type under mounted magnifying glass for defects.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Type Inspectors do?

Examines typewriter type under mounted magnifying glass for defects, such as burrs, incomplete or off-center characters, or malformed back blades. Discards defective type. May push type along knifelike blade for ease in examining.


Should I be a Type Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Type

    How to become a Type Inspector

    Most Type Inspectors 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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