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Hiring process

No matter where you are in your journey with us, you're probably curious about our hiring process. With that in mind, check out some of the most frequently asked questions we get from candidates below.

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1. Get to know us

Take a look through our career site and visit or review our social channels.

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2. Explore your path

Scroll through our open roles and decide which one(s) appeal to you.

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3. Make your move

Submit your resumé and cover letter.

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4. Let’s connect

A recruiter will be in touch, should we find your experience matches our needs.

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5. Interview

We’ll get to know each other a little more in-depth!

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6. Join the team

Congratulations! We’re proud to welcome you to our team.


We want to be as useful as possible when it comes to answering your questions about Quest. Please take a look at some of the most frequent questions we receive.

Applying to Quest Diagnostics

  • We have a collaborative culture, with diverse professionals who are passionate about making a difference with the world-class care they provide our patients. Whether it’s solving critical healthcare challenges or growing personally through the support of colleagues, we have broad possibilities for where your career can go, while building a healthier future.

  • Our employees work to empower better health decisions for clinicians, patients, and communities. When you work here, you will create an impact on our patients’ lives, and drive your professional development and career transformation.

  • We make it a seamless process. You can simply search, apply, and follow the outlined steps to complete your application. Some roles ask that you provide a resume—we look beyond that. We want to learn about your background and interests, what motivates you, and about your long-term career goals.

  • We're constantly opening new roles and looking for exceptional talent like you to push us in exciting, innovative directions. We encourage you to sign up for our job alerts, so you can find out about our latest openings in real time. Sign up

  • Typically, our process takes a few weeks, depending on a variety of factors. For senior-level roles that may include more extensive interview schedules, it can take over a month. Ultimately, we strive to meet our candidate needs and the needs of the role, and will work with you to share updates along the way.

Interviewing with Quest Diagnostics

  • This depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors depend on the role, the phone screening, and whether the interview is a virtual one or in-person with our hiring team. Additionally, some of our positions have further steps, including assessments that evaluate for your leadership qualities and other key professional traits. It’s important to us that the role is a great fit for you.

  • If your interview includes a virtual component, we recommend that you test your system in advance to ensure you are set up for success. Check your internet connectivity. Confirm your camera and microphone are working. You don’t want technology difficulties to interfere with your interview.

  • Even if you do not get the role you initially applied to, we encourage you to sign up for job alerts and stay connected with Quest. We have a variety of roles and are always looking to stay connected with great talent.

Joining the Quest Diagnostics team

  • We offer a variety of learning content and programs that will take your career further. View our offerings.

  • At Quest, we strive to support employees to perform their best and be successful. Perform@Quest is our performance management approach. It is an annual cycle that establishes goals and provides ongoing feedback that supports company strategies. Click here to learn more about our approach and guiding principles.

  • We are continually evolving our remote, hybrid, and flexible scheduling options to meet the unique needs of everyone on our team. Depending on your role, these options may be available to you. When you’re browsing our job openings, you can filter your search for these work arrangements.

  • Our benefits are tailored to your needs. That’s why, when you join us here, you’ll discover a wide range of great benefits designed to support your well-being. Discover more of what you need to thrive.

  • More innovation happens when unique perspectives and diverse voices come together. Discover your place here within one of our Employee Business Networks.

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Quest Diagnostics is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our policy is to recruit, hire and promote qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by state or local law. Quest Diagnostics observes minimum age requirements established by federal, state and/or local laws, and will ask an applicant for verification when deemed necessary.