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TA B L E 2

Prior employment status by current title
Last prior employment status (percentage of respondents)

Count

Median time for
this title as last
position

Unemployed,
in school or
on leave

No prior
employment
(this is
first job)

In a different
position with
the same
employer

With a
different
employer
in the same
industry

With a
different
employer in
a different
industry

With a
different
employer,
total

5,084

3 yrs. 0 mos.

3.1%

1.8%

37.7%

26.7%

30.6%

57.3%

146

2 yrs. 6 mos.

2.7

4.1

37.7

24.0

31.5

55.5

81

2 yrs. 0 mos.

9.9

2.5

45.7

24.7

17.3

42.0

Auditor

178

4 yrs. 11 mos.

5.6

1.1

43.3

24.7

25.3

50.0

Black Belt

113

2 yrs. 6 mos.

1.8

2.7

38.9

19.5

37.2

56.6

Calibration technician

33

3 yrs. 6 mos.

15.2

12.1

42.4

15.2

15.2

30.3

Champion

14

3 yrs. 0 mos.

0.0

0.0

57.1

14.3

28.6

42.9

Consultant

101

3 yrs. 0 mos.

7.9

0.0

29.7

33.7

28.7

62.4

Coordinator

145

2 yrs. 2.5 mos.

4.8

0.7

46.2

15.9

32.4

48.3

Director

433

3 yrs. 4 mos.

1.6

0.5

41.8

30.3

25.9

56.1

All respondents
Analyst
Associate

Educator/instructor

42

3 yrs. 0 mos.

4.8

0.0

28.6

26.2

40.5

66.7

Green Belt

39

2 yrs. 0 mos.

0.0

2.6

25.6

30.8

41.0

71.8

Inspector

131

3 yrs. 0 mos.

5.3

2.3

30.5

27.5

34.4

61.8

1,401

3 yrs. 8 mos.

2.6

0.7

39.2

28.6

28.9

57.5

Master Black Belt

51

3 yrs. 0 mos.

2.0

0.0

33.3

27.5

37.3

64.7

Other

Manager

63

3 yrs. 0 mos.

3.2

0.0

39.7

23.8

33.3

57.1

Process/manufacturing/
project engineer

156

3 yrs. 0 mos.

3.8

10.9

30.8

20.5

34.0

54.5

Quality engineer

839

3 yrs. 0 mos.

3.1

2.0

29.1

27.1

38.7

65.8

Reliability/
safety engineer

57

3 yrs. 6 mos.

0.0

0.0

36.8

26.3

36.8

63.2

Software quality
engineer

48

2 yrs. 10 mos.

0.0

0.0

31.3

41.7

27.1

68.8

319

3 yrs. 0 mos.

3.4

1.6

41.1

30.7

23.2

53.9

Statistician

25

7 yrs. 0 mos.

0.0

12.0

40.0

16.0

32.0

48.0

Supervisor

156

3 yrs. 0 mos.

2.6

1.3

51.3

21.2

23.7

44.9

Supplier quality
engineer/professional

168

3 yrs. 11 mos.

4.2

1.2

36.9

22.6

35.1

57.7

Technician

214

3 yrs. 0 mos.

2.8

5.1

40.7

16.4

35.0

51.4

Vice president/executive

131

4 yrs. 0 mos.

0.8

0.0

41.2

39.7

18.3

58.0

Specialist

Table 1 includes results for: x Full-time employees,   Part-time employees, x U.S. employees, x Canadian employees, x International employees
Note median time is the time spent in the position named when that title was given as last title.
For all other columns, the title is the respondent's current job title.
This table shows what people were doing before starting in their current position.
The title in each row indicates the respondent's current position.
The "Median time for this title as last position" column, however, gives the expected time in this position before moving on. It is taken from the data on
the last position held because there is no other source for this data.
Color code:

Blue highlights the highest values in a column.

Beige highlights the lowest values in a column.

In the "No prior employment" column, for example, blue allows you to quickly see which job titles are most often held as a respondent's first-ever job.
These four titles are the subject of Table 3.

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Seen and Heard
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Expert Answers
Career Coach
The Next Rung
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Stay the Course
Maintenance Makeover
Confronting Confusion
Standard Issues
Statistics Spotlight
Marketplace
Footnotes
Try This Today
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