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Quality Control Engineers

Overview

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. They oversee the work of technicians, who help them 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. There are 190,100 industrial production managers, including quality control engineers, employed in the U.S.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Quality Control Director, or Operations Manager, or Professor

Quality Control Engineer

Quality Control Technician

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