Quality control analysts test materials and finished goods to ensure that they meet production standards. After testing these products, they might reject items not meeting standards, report on production quality to government agencies or company executives or recommend adjustments to the production or assembly process. The job tasks of these analysts closely correspond with workers labeled ‘quality control inspectors’ by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
These professionals might have to stand on their feet for long periods of time and sometimes work weekend and/or evening shifts. While their salary is below the national average, quality control analysts have a good job outlook; the BLS predicts that many jobs will open up as current quality control analysts retire.