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Industrial Engineers

Employment Prospects


Approximately 284,600 industrial engineers are employed in the United States. Although a majority of industrial engineers work in the manufacturing industry (aviation, aerospace, consumer goods, electronics, medical equipment and supplies, etc.), related jobs are found in almost all businesses, including transportation, communications, electric, waste management, energy, government, finance, insurance, real estate, wholesale and retail trade, construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Also, many work as independent consultants. The military also has a need for industrial engineers and technicians. 

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