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Industrial Engineers

Overview

Industrial engineers use their knowledge of various disciplines—including systems engineering, management science, operations research, and fields such as ergonomics—to determine the most efficient and cost-effective methods for industrial production. They design systems that integrate materials, equipment, information, and people in the overall production process. Approximately 247,570 industrial engineers are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Realistic

Technical

Career Ladder
Engineering Manager

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