According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, a Textile Technologist falls into their category of Chemical Technician/Science Technician.
This is a link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics information on Science Technicians, in general, from The Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2010-2011 (a well-respected publication):
This is a quote from the publication's information regarding job outlook:
"Employment of science technicians is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations, although employment change will vary by specialty. Job opportunities are expected to be best for graduates of applied science technology programs who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities.
Employment change. Overall employment of science technicians is expected to grow by 12 percent during the 2008–18 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The continued growth of scientific and medical research—particularly research related to biotechnology—will be the primary driver of employment growth, but the development and production of technical products should also stimulate demand for science technicians in many industries. . . .
Job growth for chemical technicians is projected to decline by 1 percent, signifying little or no change. The chemical manufacturing industry, except pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, is anticipated to experience a decline in overall employment as companies downsize and turn to outside contractors and overseas production. However, there will still be a need for chemical technicians, particularly in pharmaceutical research."
Since a Textile Technician is most often employed in the textile industry, here is a link to information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011, regarding that industry:
Unfortunately, in the USA "Employment is expected to decline rapidly because of technological advances and imports of apparel and textiles from lower wage countries." This is the 1st line of the article. Be sure to look at the entire article, however.
If you seek more info on the profession you are following, you may wish to post another question in a more relevant category. You may not realize it, but your question was posted in the section for Financial Aid for Education. You probably realize that after typing in your question and before clicking on the Submit button, you can choose the category for posting your question.
Also, perhaps the ITT campus library has info on your chosen career and a librarian there who can help you find good info. If not I recommend you go to your local public library and talk with a reference librarian. He/she can also help you find good info. Just tell the librarian with whom you speak that you have already read the info in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, so you don't get shown that info again.