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Quality Inspector

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Also Known as:
Inspector, QA Inspector (Quality Assurance Inspector), QA Auditor (Quality Assurance Auditor), Test Technician, Quality Technican, Quality Inspector, Quality Control Inspector (QC Inspector), Quality Auditor, QC Technican (Quality Control Technician), QA Technican (Quality Assurance Technician)
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What is a

Quality Inspector

Quality Inspectors examine products to ensure that they meet manufacturer guidelines and do not contain defects. Their job duties may include monitoring operations, reading blueprints, testing materials, measuring products, rejecting defective products, and reporting on product suitability to managers or other responsible parties. They may be exposed to some dangerous locations and materials and must wear appropriate clothing and protective gear when completing their inspections. The majority work full-time during business days, although some night and weekend hours may be required.
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Why Become

Quality Inspector

U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
574,000
2028:
473,100
Percent Change:
-18%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
54,400

Skills Needed

General Skills:
Quality Control Analysis Reading Comprehension Active Listening Complex Problem Solving
Technical Skills:
Analytical or scientific software Computer aided design CAD software Data base user interface and query software Electronic mail software Industrial control software

What Will You Do as a

Quality Inspector

Evaluate quality of materials or products. Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information. Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications. Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs. Record operational or production data. Advise others on ways to improve processes or products. Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning. Calibrate equipment to specifications. Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
574,000
professionals
2028:
473,100
professionals
Percent Change:
-18%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
54,400

How Much Can You Earn?

Average Yearly Salary
$39,140
Salary graph visually displaying average yearly salary.
$28,190
$39,140
$66,260

What Education Do You need?

People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
10
%
High School Diploma or Equivalent
35
%
Some College, but No Degree
27
%
Associate's Degree
11
%
Bachelor's Degree
14
%
Masters Degree
3
%
Doctorate or Professional Degree
0
%

Common Past Positions

Machine Operator General Laborer Production Worker Material Handler

Common Next Positions

Quality Technician CMM Programmer Quality Engineer Quality Supervisor
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