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What Is the Job Outlook for Industrial Technology Majors?

In business, the most important component of success is productivity. Professionals who can help companies achieve profitability by boosting production in manufacturing are in high demand.

An industrial technology degree puts you in a position to choose from desirable jobs in the field of business. If you are interested in learning about industrial technology jobs and the job outlook for industrial technology graduates, read on. You will find that the job openings, salaries and career pathways are attractive.

Strong Job Outlook

Depending on which field you enter after graduating with an industrial technology degree, you can expect your average salary to range from $52,250 to $78,611. That data comes from Payscale, which gathers real information from actual engineers and managers working in the field.

For women, the outlook is especially good. Payscale also reports that a mere 8 percent of workers with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology degree are women, so there are plenty of opportunities.

Among the job titles held by people with an industrial technology degree are the following:

  • Operations manager.
  • Productions manager in manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing engineer.
  • Manufacturing engineering manager.

These positions can offer salaries upward of $100,000 per year.

Career Paths for Industrial Technology Majors

Now that you have seen the outlook for people seeking industrial technology jobs, you may be interested to find out some of the career pathways in this industry. Many people go on to earn graduate degrees or attend professional schools. Here are some of the industries that commonly hire graduates with a BS in Industrial Technology:

  • Public utility companies.
  • Government agencies.
  • Hospitals.
  • Construction companies.
  • Engineering firms.

Since industrial engineers help companies deliver services or manufacture goods more efficiently, there are jobs available in almost every sector of the economy. Although the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth of 5 percent until 2022 (slower than the average for all occupations), the variety of industries that offer these positions still makes it a lucrative field.

It is also a satisfying career, according to Payscale. Industrial technology jobs combine the best of many different areas: creativity, precise engineering, problem-solving, and the sense that you are making a difference in the workplace by improving productivity.

Learn more about the UTPB online BSIT program.


Sources:

PayScale: Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc), Industrial Technology (IT) Degree Average Salary

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Industrial Engineers


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