Quality Control

What They Do

Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate, and finished products.

Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.
Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
Perform visual inspections of finished products.
Compile laboratory test data and perform appropriate analyses.
Complete documentation needed to support testing procedures, including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, or inventory forms.


Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree.

Median Income


Technical Skills Needed

Analytical or scientific software — LabWare LIMS; Minitab; Test automation software; The MathWorks MATLAB

Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access ; Microsoft SQL Server; Structured query language SQL

Development environment software — C; Microsoft Visual Basic; National Instruments LabVIEW

Program testing software


Quality Control Analysis

Active Listening

Reading Comprehension


Complex Problem Solving




Computers and Electronics

Production and Processing

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