The PathMatch Guide to

Industrial Engineering

A Day in the Life

Industrial Engineers find ways to reduce wastefulness in the production processes. They work to eliminate the waste of time, money, materials, and energy. Industrial engineers do this by cutting production costs, increasing efficiency, improving the equality of products and services, ensuring worker health and safety, and protecting the environment.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills 
  • Advanced understanding of thermodynamics, electrical theory, and applied physics 
  • Proficiency with statistics software like R, Python, SAS, and SPSS
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Jobs

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Industrial Engineer
  2. Senior Industrial Engineer
  3. Industrial Engineering Manager
  4. Director of Industrial Engineering

Demand for Talent

  • The job opportunities for industrial engineers are projected to increase by 8% from 2018 to 2028
  • Industrial engineers are versatile in the nature of the work they do and the wide range of industries who they help, so the demand for them is relatively high 
  • The growth of healthcare, as well as the changes in how healthcare is delivered, will also create more demand for industrial engineers


Industrial Engineer
Senior Industrial Engineer
Industrial Engineering Manager
Director of Industrial Engineering

Teams You'll Work With


Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.


Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.


Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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