to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, industrial engineers hold about
214,800 jobs in the United States.
Six in 10 of these jobs were in manufacturing
industries, and an additional 1 in 10 worked in professional,
scientific, and technical services firms, many of whom provide
consulting services to manufacturing firms. Because their skills can
be used in almost any type of organization, industrial engineers are
more widely distributed among industries than are other engineers.
Both small and
large organizations employ industrial engineers. The following is a
short sample list of employers of organizations that require the
skills of industrial engineers:
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.