The state of the quality profession remains strong, according to the 16th Annual State of the Quality Profession Survey. BNP Media’s Market Research division conducted a survey on behalf of Quality Magazine. The survey was sent to a random sample of active, qualified Quality subscribers.
The survey looks at trends in employee compensation, work hours and job constraints; overall job satisfaction; improvements to quality operations; and a demographic profile of industry professionals.
More than half of quality professionals reported they are highly satisfied with their work. Their concerns have not changed compared to last year's survey, and they are interested in learning more technical skills. Some product categories have seen changes, but software and gages are still the top two purchases made by quality professionals.
When asked, "Rank the top five important attributes in your current position", the results were --
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