Career Opportunities for Industrial Engineers

Because our undergraduates develop strong technical, management and design skills that are valuable   to many different industries, they can pursue a variety of alternative career paths.  This includes jobs in:

  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Energy Systems
  • Retail and Distribution
  • Aviation
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Education

Furthermore, 83% of the Industrial & Systems Engineering graduates from The Ohio State University have been placed in full-time employment within 3 months of graduation for the past 4 years!  

The future looks equally promising.  According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, among more than 16 engineering occupations, Industrial Engineers will make up 27% of new job growth by 2016 – among the highest in growth for engineering occupations.

Finally, not only do our undergraduates get offers from many different types of industries, they receive very high paying salaries. As shown below, over 93% of our graduating class in 2015-2016 staring salary was $55,000 or greater in their first full time position.

2015-16 UGRD Salaries



Job Titles – Starting Positions

Quality Specialist Lean Manufacturing Engineer Business Analyst
Data Analyst Logistics Methods Analyst Supply Network Design Planner
Process Engineer Plant Operations Supervisor Consultant
Logistics Engineer Technology Analyst Technical Sales
Industrial Engineer Business & Systems Integration Analyst Continuous Improvement Analyst
Project Engineer Field Engineer Design Engineer
Quality Engineer & Assurance Analyst Research Specialist Safety Engineer
Supply Chain Engineer Inventory Deployment Analyst Core Product Engineer
Big Data Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Ergonomist


ISE Students have been employed by the following companies between 2011-2016:

A. Raymond Tinnerman, Abbott, Abercrombie & Fitch, Accenture, Ace Iron & Metal, Acquisition Logistics Engineering, Aircraftlogs, Airgas, Akron Brass, Alcoa, Alliance Bernstein, Allstate Insurance, Amazon, Amend Consulting LLC, American Express, American Girl, AmerisourceBergen, AMETEK Solidstate Controls, Amethyst Inc., Anheuser-Busch, Ariel Corp., AT&T, AVIC International Holding Corp., AY Manufacturing, Baker Hughes Inc., Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Bare Escentuals, Boeing, Bosch North America, Boston Industrial Consulting, Buana Inter Global, Cameron International, Capital One, Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Celina Aluminum Precision, Chrysler Group LLC, Cisco Systems, City of Columbus, Cognizant IT Solutions, Colgate Powerplant, ConAgra Foods, Controls Management, Cooper Industries, Dannon Company, DDM Direct, Dell, Deloitte Consulting LLP, DENSO International America Inc., Discover Financial Services, DLZ, Dominion, Eaton Corporation, Epic, Exelon, EY, Flour-B&W, Ford Motor Co., Gap Inc., GE Healthcare, General Electric Aviation, General Mills, General Motors, Georgia Institute of Technology, Glatfelter, Goldman Sachs, Grange Insurance, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Gulstream Aerospace, Halliburton, HCA Healthcare, Hexion Inc., HFI, Hirschvogel, Honda Engineering North America, Honda of America Manufacturing, Hyland Software, IBM, IET Inc., Illinois Tool Works, International Paper, Inteva Products LLC, Jabil Circuit, JCPenney, Jerome Schottenstein Center, JL Herren Associates, John Deere, JPMorgan Chase, Kate Spade & Co., Kellogg Co., Key Bank, Limited Brands, Lambda Technologies, Levi & Associates, Lexmark International, Lextant Corporation, Lincoln Electric Company, Lockheed Martin, Luxottica Group, MetLife, Mettler Toledo, Microsoft, Midmark Corporation, Midway Products Group Inc., Moriroku Tech North America, Nalco Co., NASA Glenn Research Center, NASA-Johnson Space Center, National Center for Human Factors, Nationwide, Nationwide Insurance, Nestle USA, New Sabina Industries, Newell Rubbermaid, Niagara Bottling LLC, Nifco America, Northrop Grunman Corporation, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Ohio Steel Industries, Owens-Illinois, Parker Hannifin, PCC Airfoils, Pepsi Co., Pittsburgh Glass Works, Polaris Industries, Praecipio Consulting, Precision Castparts Corporation, Primatex Lestari, Procter & Gamble, PROTON, Resilient Cognitive Solutions, Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Collins, Rogue Fitness, RoviSys, Sauder Woodworking Distribution Center, Schneider Electric, SFS Intec USA, Shapiro & Duncan Inc., Siemens Corporation, Standard Register, Stanley Electric US Co. Inc., Sutphen Corporation, Swagelok Co., Target Corporation, Tata Consultancy Services – TCS, TE Connectivity, Teach for America, Tech International, Tencate Advance Armor USA, The J.M. Smucker Company, Therma Tru, Timken Co., Trane, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions US Inc., TS Tech America Inc., Tyco Electronics, Unilever, United Airlines, United States Postal Service, UnitedHealth Group, UPS, US Air Force, US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, Veyance Technologies, Walmart, Walt Disney Parks & Recreation, West Monroe Partners, Whirlpool Corp., Worthington Industries, XL Group, ZA Associates