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ERIC Number: EJ875441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Metrology Careers: Jobs for Good Measure
Liming, Drew
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n3 p10-15 Fall 2009
What kind of career rewards precision and accuracy? One in metrology--the science of measurement. By evaluating and calibrating the technology in people's everyday lives, metrologists keep their world running smoothly. Metrology is used in the design and production of almost everything people encounter daily, from the cell phones in their pockets to the walls of their homes. But it is not always easy to classify the workers who apply metrology in their jobs. And because metrologists come from diverse educational backgrounds, many learn their skills on the job. This article introduces metrology as a career field. The first section defines the different types of metrology. The next section describes five industries in which metrologists are employed and some of the work they perform in each. The third section discusses skills and training metrologists often have, along with some of the ways they typically advance in their careers. Sources of additional information are provided at the end.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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