Employment of industrial engineering technicians is projected to decline 5 percent from 2014 to 2024.
The growing emphasis on cost control through increased efficiency is expected to sustain demand somewhat for industrial engineering technicians' services.
However, this occupation's employment is expected to decline, in large part because of the projected decline in the manufacturing industries that employ them, such as semiconductor and other electronic components, transportation equipment, and plastics and rubber products.
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24
Total, all occupations
Drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians
Industrial engineering technicians
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program