Validation Engineers

What do they do?

Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.

Also known as:

Corporate Quality Engineer, Design Assurance Manager, Post Market Quality Manager, Product Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Management Systems Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer, Validation Specialist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Engineers, All Other in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Engineers, All Other is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 10.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #16 in job growth rate
  • 370

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #6 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (7.2%)
  • Master's degree (27.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (46.5%)
  • Associate's degree (7.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (7.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (3.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.4%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Analyze test or validation data.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Maintain test equipment.
  • Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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