Industrial Engineers - Career Roadmap

Industrial Engineers Introduction

Industrial Engineers Overview

Also called:

Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Operations Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Quality Engineer, Research and Development Engineer (R and D Engineer)


What they do:

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.


On the job you would:

  • Estimate operational costs and determine operational methods.
  • Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements.
  • Discuss designs or plans with clients.
  • Communicate technical information to suppliers, contractors, or regulatory agencies.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.

Education, Outlook, & Salary

  • Industrial Engineers generally require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • ONET Summary
  • Average Salary: $95,300
  • Projected Employment Growth:        Bright Outlook This is considered a Bright Outlook career due to the Numerous Job Openings/Rapid Growth within this field.

Education Options - College Programs

Personal Budget Project

This budget project video will guide you through creating a personal budget. After watching the video, use the spreadsheet below and the salary information for this career to create your budget.

Next Steps

  1. Upload and submit your Personal Budget Project.
  2. Move on to the next lesson.