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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Quality Control Analysts *
 
Quality Control Analysts
(O*NET 19-4099.01, SOC 19-4099)
What they do
Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.
 
Also called:
Analyst Microbiology Lab, Analytical Lab Analyst, Ethanol Quality Leader, Lab Tech, Lab Technician, Laboratory Analyst, Micro Lab Analyst, Quality Assurance Technician (QA Technician), Quality Control Analyst (QC Analyst), Quality Control Technician (QC Technician)
 
 
Wages
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other*
Vermont - 2019
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 15.27   $31,770  
25% $ 18.62   $38,720  
Median $ 23.93   $49,770  
75% $ 29.63   $61,630  
90% $ 37.26   $77,490  
 
Average $ 26.61   $55,360  
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Industries of Employment
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other*
United States - 2016
IndustryPercent of total
  • Educational services; state, local, and private
32%
  • Administrative and support services
12%
  • Federal government, all industries
11%
  • Scientific research and development services
8%
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private
6%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Chemistry
    Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Mathematics
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Production and Processing
    Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Quality Control Analysis
    Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Monitoring
    Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
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Projected Employment
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other*
 Vermont
2016 employment 64
2026 employment 69
Annual percent change
(compounded)
0.8%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
8
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Education and Experience:
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    Associate's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    No work experience
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    No on-the-job training
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Job Zone
Medium Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (6.0 to < 7.0) - A typical worker will require over 1 year up to and including 2 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  1%
Bachelor's degree   43%
Associate's degree   10%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  23%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  21%
Less than high school diploma   2%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Documenting/Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Test quality of materials or finished products.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Maintain laboratory or technical equipment.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
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