We surveyed 2,986 quality control inspectors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical quality control inspector. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a quality control inspector?

Low

High

Working as a quality control inspector typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a quality control inspector?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a quality control inspector typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a quality control inspector?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a quality control inspector. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for quality control inspectors.

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Do quality control inspectors work full-time or part-time?

91% of quality control inspectors work in full-time roles while 9% work part-time.

Is being a quality control inspector stressful?

Low

High

Quality control inspectors tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a quality control inspector?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a quality control inspector.

How competitive is the workplace for quality control inspectors?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for quality control inspectors.

Does being a quality control inspector require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for quality control inspectors.

Are quality control inspectors allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Quality control inspectors rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do quality control inspectors have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally quality control inspectors will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a quality control inspector physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a quality control inspector may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are quality control inspectors exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Quality control inspectors tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a quality control inspector require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail is a vital skill for quality control inspectors, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.

Does being a good quality control inspector require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a quality control inspector.