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Quality Control Systems Managers

Also called: Lab Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Control Manager, Quality Manager

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps.

What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect and analyze production samples to evaluate quality.
  • Analyze quality control test results and provide feedback and interpretation to production management or staff.
  • Stop production if serious product defects are present.


  • management
  • administrative services
Math and Science
  • chemistry
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab software
  • StatGraphics software
Industrial control software
  • ASI DATAMYTE GageMetrics
  • ASI DATAMYTE QDA software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Harrington Group caWeb software
  • Microsoft Access


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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