Industrial Engineering Technicians (17-3026)

Occupation description:  Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 63,90064,300 0.62,000 3,4005,440

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.7916.3920.53 26.1033.2742.05
Alaska 41.0822.9527.78 38.8051.6268.15

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
116 54.557.1 42.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation16
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 32
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 16.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Process Technology AAS
Process Technology Certificate

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Process Technology Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS
Engineering Management MS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Industrial Process Instrumentation AAS
Process Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Industrial Technology AAS
Industrial Technology CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Engineering Management MS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS
Apprenticeship Technology CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS
Process Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Apprenticeship Technology AAS