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What does an industrial engineer do?

I am considering going into industrial engineering. I like the idea of coming up with creative solutions to problems. I also like the fact that it seems very people oriented. There seem to be many different places to work and many different types of projects to work on. Is this an accurate picture of what an industrial engineer does? Do people resent industrial engineers for correcting them, or telling them how to do things better? Is it easy to find a job as an industrial engineer? Is it an enjoyable job? What types of opportunities are out there? Thank-you so much for your input!

Asked By: cheese - 7/14/2009
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Industrial engineering is the branch of engineering that concerns the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, knowledge, equipment, energy, material and process. Industrial engineering draws upon the principles and methods of engineering analysis and synthesis. It... More
Answered By: Ajay - 7/14/2009
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