#065 –Today, on this Career Episode, we present Industrial Engineering, one of the hottest careers for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Jankel and I begin our conversation by explaining what industrial engineers do and highlighting their utility in diverse industries and organizations throughout the world.
As I define industrial engineering as “Project Management on Steroids,” we uncover the robust activities that industrial engineers perform on a daily basis, from using computer simulation to decide on the best way for passengers to board planes at United Airlines, to performing quality control at Hershey Food to minimize candy breakage on its way to retail stores, and to doing the job of project manager at the Walt Disney Company to develop pickup and drop-off schedules for trains and shuttle busses.
The work that industrial engineers do is highly necessary and without it, elements, such as, production, efficiency, quality control, and innovation, decrease or outright cease to exist.
We also go over the Industrial Engineer Program at Georgia Tech, one of the best industrial engineering programs in the country. We go over data from the most recent freshman class, courses that a student interested in industrial engineering should take in high school, areas of specialization, the 5-year path that leads to a Master’s Degree in IE, and the benefits of the Co-op model used as a means to provide students with real experience.
Links mentioned on this episode:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook: Industrial Engineers
O*NET OnLine – Summary Report for Industrial Engineers
University of Nebraska, Lincoln – Details and Description of Industrial Engineering
Institute of Industrial Engineers
From the University of Buffalo: Video About Industrial Engineering
From the Georgia Institute of Technology:
Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. Program Overview and Concentrations
Courses for Bachelor’s of Science Degree for Industrial Engineering. Courses by Concentration
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