Why Industrial and Systems Engineering?


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Industrial and Systems Engineering Salaries and Employment Projections

According to studies conducted in U.S. and Japan the need for Industrial Engineers will increase 20% over the next 10 years. This ratio is higher than other profession’s average growth rate. In Turkey, 86% of industrial engineers work in manufacturing, 6% in energy, and 7% in the transportation sectors. Moreover, 36% of Industrial Engineers find jobs in large organizations and work on the areas of production planning and control, business analysis, investment planning, manpower planning, project management and management information systems.

Industrial Engineering has been a popular field in recent years due to the financial and economic crisis started 2008. The crisis urged companies to carry out their production using less investment. As a result this boosted the demand for Industrial Engineers whose primary goal is to make efficient use of resources and reduce costs.

Even if financial crisis fades away the need for Industrial Engineers will keep growing due to degradation of natural resources and environmental pollution. The need for minimizing the use of resources and energy will be the goals of 21st century in production.

Industrial and System Engineers will be in charge of design, development and improvement of complex systems involving energy, human, machine, information and materials. For this reason, demand for Industrial and System Engineers will continue to increase in the Turkey and all over the globe. According to studies, Systems Engineering was ranked first among the most popular 50 professions in the United States between the years 2009-2018.

Salary Index for Industrial Engineering (2007-2009 USA)

References: Department of Education and Training Administration (USA) www.careervoyages.com; www.CollegeGrad.com; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Engineers www.bls.gov Occupational Outlook Handbook; www.careeroverview.com;


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