X-Ray Inspector

Inspect packaged tobacco products or jars of food using x-ray equipment.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do X-Ray Inspectors do?

Inspects packaged tobacco products or jars of baby food to detect foreign matter, using x-ray equipment: Activates equipment and conveyor. Observes shadows cast on fluorescent screen by package or jar passing in front of x ray which indicates presence of foreign matter, such as sticks, stems, metal, or dirt. Removes defective packages or jars.


Should I be a X-Ray Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: X-Ray Consultant

    How to become a X-Ray Inspector

    Most X-Ray 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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