Most quality analysts list "customer service," "qa," and "patients" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important quality analyst responsibilities here:
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a quality analyst. We found that 60.9% of quality analysts have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 13.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most quality analysts have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight quality analysts were not college graduates.
Those quality analysts who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a computer science degree. Less commonly earned degrees for quality analysts include a electrical engineering degree or a psychology degree.
When you're ready to become a quality analyst, you might wonder which companies hire quality analysts. According to our research through quality analyst resumes, quality analysts are mostly hired by BPA Quality, Bausch + Lomb, and Intermountain Healthcare. Now is a good time to apply as BPA Quality has 94 quality analysts job openings, and there are 93 at Bausch + Lomb and 54 at Intermountain Healthcare.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, quality analysts tend to earn the biggest salaries at Meta, Apple, and Google. Take Meta for example. The median quality analyst salary is $114,485. At Apple, quality analysts earn an average of $109,241, while the average at Google is $105,917. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
View more details on quality analyst salaries across the United States.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a quality analyst include Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. These three companies were found to hire the most quality analysts from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, quality analysts fulfill roles in the health care and professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the quality analyst annual salary is the highest in the finance industry with $77,710 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the automotive and media industries pay $76,249 and $74,321 respectively. This means that quality analysts who are employed in the finance industry make 39.0% more than quality analysts who work in the insurance Industry.