Quality Control Engineers and Technicians

Quality control engineers plan and direct procedures and activities that will ensure the quality of materials and goods. They select the best techniques for a specific process or method, determine the level of quality needed, and take the necessary action to maintain or improve quality performance. Quality control technicians assist quality control engineers in devising quality control procedures and methods, implement quality control techniques, test and inspect products during different phases of production, and compile and evaluate statistical data to monitor quality levels.


Quick Facts
Duties Plan and direct procedures and activities that will ensure the quality of materials and goods (engineers); work with engineers to design, implement, and maintain quality systems (technicians)
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Internship
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Quality Control Director, or Operations Manager, or Professor
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Quality Control Technician

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