According to the Industrial Engineering department at University of Arkansas, "Industrial engineers encourage people to collaborate and help businesses, laboratories and other institutions run more smoothly.
We have all experienced situations that could use the skills of an industrial engineer: long lines at the bank, paperwork that gets lost in the mail, stores that run out of products.
Industrial engineers are often called "big picture" engineers, because they look at systems as a whole and come up with ways to improve them. They help people accomplish tasks safely, quickly and cost effectively.
As an industrial engineer, you could design warehouses that store goods more efficiently, or you might use ergonomics to make workplaces safer for employees. You could even work at amusement parks, finding ways to move customers more easily through long lines. Industrial engineers can be found working in hospitals, banks, airline companies and government agencies."
|Ability to Improve Processes & Operations||Creativity||People Skills|
|Background in Engineering Principles, Computer Systems, Mathematics & Design||Independent||Problem Solving Skills|
|Communication Skills (Oral & Written)||Organization Skills||Team Player|
Engineering Central - Lists professional positions nationwide for both entry level and experienced engineers and computer professionals.
Society of Women Engineers - Provides no-cost membership and job listings, with job information from corporate recruiters forwarded by e-mail.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - The following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.
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