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Quality Control Engineers


The employment outlook for quality control engineers and technicians depends, to some degree, on general economic conditions. Through 2029, the U.S. Department of Labor projects an increase in employment of 1 percent, slower than the average, for the field of industrial production management, which includes quality control engineers and technicians. One recent factor contributing to slow employment growth is the coronavirus pandemic, which disrupted all industries in the U.S. and around the world in 2020. Other factors contributing to the slow growth are better technology, which has increased productivity, and a greater reliance on manufacturing workers to constantly monitor the quality of their own work. However, the roles of the quality control engineer are vital to production and cannot be eliminated. Thus, there will still be new jobs to replace people retiring from or otherwise leaving this field.

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