Most quality control technicians list "raw materials," "quality standards," and "lab equipment" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important quality control technician responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a quality control technician. We found that 40.5% of quality control technicians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 7.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some quality control technicians 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 five quality control technicians were not college graduates.
Those quality control technicians who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or biology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for quality control technicians include chemistry degrees or electrical engineering degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a quality control technician. We've found that most quality control technician resumes include experience from CRH America, Inc., Aerotek, and Kelly Services. Of recent, CRH America, Inc. had 86 positions open for quality control technicians. Meanwhile, there are 48 job openings at Aerotek and 27 at Kelly Services.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, quality control technicians tend to earn the biggest salaries at Ferrero U.S.A, New York Blood Center, and Vital Proteins. Take Ferrero U.S.A for example. The median quality control technician salary is $53,838. At New York Blood Center, quality control technicians earn an average of $53,001, while the average at Vital Proteins is $51,937. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Genzyme, Genentech, and Abbott Laboratories. These three companies have hired a significant number of quality control technicians from these institutions.
In general, quality control technicians fulfill roles in the manufacturing and retail industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the quality control technician annual salary is the highest in the health care industry with $47,952 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the construction and technology industries pay $46,362 and $44,539 respectively. This means that quality control technicians who are employed in the health care industry make 28.9% more than quality control technicians who work in the retail Industry.