Quality Control Career, Life Sciences | Kelly Services
Make Your Next Move in A Quality Control Career
If your friends would describe you as meticulous and you have an inquisitive nature and a desire for uniformity then a quality control career could be for you. It’s thanks to the people working within quality control that we have high standards across business services and products – something that is vital in the life sciences sector.
What is Quality Control?
Working within quality control means you’ll be responsible for ensuring consistent quality and uniformity amongst a company’s output. Throughout the manufacturing process, tests are carried out to ensure standards and requirements are complied to. The majority of businesses within the Life Sciences sector will have dedicated QC departments where the roles may be divided up depending on what part of the process you work on – a Raw Materials Analyst is involved at the start of production, a Finished Product Analyst works on the final manufactured product and an Analytical Chemist is responsible for analysing R&D samples using specialist equipment.
What’s The Outlook For The Sector?
Although the sector is still showing signs of growth it is growing at a slower rate than other sectors. However, within Life Sciences there will always be a strong demand for quality control to ensure the efficacy of medicines. There is also plenty of opportunity to move up the career ladder within quality control.
Is It The Right Career For Me?
If you’re highly motivated by attention to detail and enjoy working with data and finer details then a career in quality control is for you. A methodical nature, patience and calm nature in stressful situations will also give you a good basis for this career path.
What Skills And Experience Are Required and How Much Could I Earn?
Due to the scientific nature of the role, you will most likely need a degree or equivalent in the sector you chose to work in – for example chemistry, biochemistry or pharmaceutical sciences. If you’re interested in working within the Life Sciences sector then a Quality Control Analyst career is a good place to start. You’ll gain a wide range of experience through the variety of quality control duties – from basic lab work through to compliance, industry standards and report writing. The average salary for a Quality Control Technician is £19,809. A Quality Control Manager can earn an average income of £32,058.
How Can Kelly Help Me?
Kelly Services’ consultants are highly engaged with the Life Sciences industry and ideally placed to help find you the role that you can excel in. Interested in a career in Quality Control? Check out our job selection or get in touch.