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Job Description of a Market Inspector

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A market inspector checks on the quality of a company’s goods and services, making sure they are fit for distribution. Market inspectors are often referred to as quality assurance (QA) or quality control (QC) inspectors.


Market inspectors spend a large amount of time analyzing products and the companies that make them. This might include monitoring workers as they manufacture items as well as observing the finished product, to make sure it meets industry standards.


Market inspectors must be highly analytical and possess exceptional communication skills. They must know the ins and outs of their field, including understanding what makes a quality product, and the steps needed to improve or replace it, if necessary.


Requirements to become a market inspector vary considerably by industry and responsibilities. Most companies favor inspectors with a bachelor’s degree in business or related courses.


According to, those with the title of QA inspector earned anywhere from $30,000 to more than $51,000 per year in September 2010.


Jeremy Price's professional writing career began in 1996 as a newspaper reporter at the "Times-Leader." He has also reported on news and sports for the "Observer-Reporter," as well as several national publications such as "Baseball America." He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Kentucky.

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