|Quick Facts: Industrial Engineering Technicians|
|2012 Median Pay||
$50,980 per year
$24.51 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Associate’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||68,000|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||-3% (Decline)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||-2,200|
Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to effectively use personnel, materials, and machines in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They 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 for industrial engineering technicians was $50,980 in May 2012.
Employment of industrial engineering technicians is projected to decline 3 percent from 2012 to 2022. 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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