Title Searchers and Examiners

Title searchers and examiners conduct searches of public records to determine the legal chain of ownership for a piece of real estate. Searchers compile lists of mortgages, deeds, contracts, judgments, and other items pertaining to a property title. Examiners determine a property title's legal status, abstract recorded documents (mortgages, deeds, contracts, and so forth), and sometimes prepare and issue policy guaranteeing a title's legality. There are about 69,500 title searchers, examiners, and abstractors working in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • English
Skills
  • Computer
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required

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