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List of Industries Employing Industrial Engineers

The following industries employ Industrial Engineers ,  SOC Code  17-2112  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 3,300 3,900 600
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 2,600 2,500 -100
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 2,200 2,400 200
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 1,500 1,800 300
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 1,500 1,600 100
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 1,200 1,500 300
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 900 1,000 100
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 800 900 100
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 700 800 100
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 500 400 -100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 500 700 200
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 500 600 100
Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 400 400 0
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg   (NAICS 332900 ) 400 400 0
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 300 400 100
Machine Shops and Threaded Products   (NAICS 332700 ) 300 300 0
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 300 500 200
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 324000 ) 300 200 -100
Oil and Gas Extraction   (NAICS 211000 ) 200 300 100
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 200 200 0
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 200 200 0
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 326000 ) 200 200 0
Architectural and Structural Metals   (NAICS 332300 ) 200 200 0
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 200 200 0
Other Food Manufacturing   (NAICS 311900 ) 100 100 0
Dairy Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 311500 ) 100 100 0
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg   (NAICS 311400 ) 100 100 0
Primary Metal Manufacturing   (NAICS 331000 ) 100 100 0
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 100 100 0
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 100 100 0
Couriers and Messengers   (NAICS 492000 ) 100 100 0
Warehousing and Storage   (NAICS 493000 ) 100 100 0
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 100 100 0
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 100 200 100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 100 100 0
Household and Institutional Furniture   (NAICS 337100 ) 100 100 0
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 322200 ) 100 100 0
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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