Quality Assuarance Jobs??`

Kirk_TWCKirk_TWC Posts: 8Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I was just wondering what type of education and experience is needed with this kind of position. I have not found an opening for this position for new graduates in IT or Engineering. Each job requires around 5+ years of QA experience...so where do you get the experience from exactly?

Just wondering, I've always been interested in this position, they pay is great, its normally anywhere from 60k-90k depending on the company
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  • MeanDrunkR2D2MeanDrunkR2D2 MCSA: Server 2012, MCITP: EDA KCPosts: 889Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Just like most positions that require that much pay, people have to start from the bottom with a company that has a QA department and work their way into it.
  • BradleyHUBradleyHU Posts: 912Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    there are entry level QA positions out there...I went on interviews for a few when i was a new graduate 6 years ago. It all depends on where you live & the companies you're lookin @. Plus the fact that alot of kids have already been looking for jobs since January in anticipation of their graduation, alot of spots may have already been filled too.
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  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Sad to say a lot of these jobs are filled by people who worked in QA while going to school. Most of these people started at bottom and worked their way into it.
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  • Kirk_TWCKirk_TWC Posts: 8Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    OK that sounds about right and I know how to spell assurance but I type too fast for my own good sometimesicon_lol.gif

    I'm a new IT graduate and I'm trying to locate a position similar to this but I've had no luck with finding this type of position. I did land a Tech Support II job with Time Warner Cable here in NC but I dont start till mid June. Like all smart graduates I am still continuing my job search and would really like to transition into QA in the future.
    --Future Plans--
    Tech Skills - 7/5/2010 - 2/2011
    A+, Network+, MCP, MCSA (7 Month Course)

    Tech Skills - 3/2011-5/2011
    CCENT & CCNA

    Employer Financed:cheers:
  • jtoastjtoast Posts: 226Member
    Maybe the companies I've worked for are the exception, but I've never actually met a QA person who intended to get into QA. Most everyone I know was either a developer between projects, an intern who got pulled into testing or a SME (Subject Matter Expert) who got tasked with testing.
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