|Quick Facts: Industrial Engineering Technicians|
|2010 Median Pay||
$48,210 per year
$23.18 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Associate’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||62,500|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||4% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||2,600|
Industrial engineering technicians plan ways to effectively use personnel, materials, and machines in factories, stores, hospitals, repair shops, and offices. As assistants to industrial engineers, they help prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.
Industrial engineering technicians work in various industries and businesses to coordinate activities that ensure the quality of final products or services. Most work full time.
Industrial engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Associate’s degree programs are typically offered by community colleges or technical institutes, and certificate programs are offered at vocational and technical schools.
The median annual wage of industrial engineering technicians was $48,210 in May 2010.
Employment of industrial engineering technicians is expected to grow 4 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. The growing emphasis on cost control through increasing efficiency will keep up demand for industrial engineering technicians’ services in most industries, including nonprofits.
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