Career Exploration

Industrial Technology


Employers of Industrial Technology Majors


  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Engineering Firms
  • Industrial Design Consulting Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Retail Organizations
  • Public Utility Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Industrial Sales Companies


Types of Jobs for Industrial Technology Majors


  • Consultant
  • Cost Estimator
  • Drafter
  • Electronic Technician
  • Industrial Automation Technician
  • Industrial Designer
  • Materials and Processes
  • Operations Manager
  • Personnel Manager and Supervisor
  • Planner
  • Production Manager 


Occupational Outlook Handbook: Industrial Engineering Technicians

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Industrial Designers


Engineering Technology


Employers of Engineering Technology Majors


  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Engineering Firms
  • Industrial Design Consulting Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Software Companies
  • Service Companies
  • Oil Companies
  • Public Utility Companies
  • Nuclear Plants
  • Graduate Schools

Types of Jobs for Engineering Technology Majors


  • System Engineer
  • Project Controller
  • Customer Service Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Test Engineer
  • Operation Technician
  • Sales Technician
  • Consultant
  • Electronic Technician
  • Automation Technician
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager 


Occupational Outlook Handbook: Mechanical Engineers

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Electro-Mechanical Technicians


Occupational Safety Health and Environment


Employers of Occupational Safety Health and Environment Majors


  • Commercial and retail organizations
  • Consulting
  • Health care and Hospitals
  • Industry, heavy and light
  • Insurance carriers
  • Petrochemical
  • Regulatory and other governmental organizations


Types of Jobs for Occupational Safety Health and Environment Majors


  • Health and Safety Manager
  • HSE Specialist
  • Safety Advisor
  • Safety Compliance Officer
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Professional
  • Safety Specialist
  • Safety Technician


Occupational Outlook Handbook: Health and Safety Engineers

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 



Preparing for a Job in IT, ET, and OSHE


  1. Obtain good computer, communication and organizational skills.

  2. Pursue an internship, co-op, or field placement.

  3. Obtain math skills.

  4. Develop critical thinking and analytical skills.

  5. Attend trade shows for updates on new technology.

  6. Obtain safety certification if offered at university, within your area, or online.

  7. To be successful in IT and ET careers, you need creativity, imagination, and knowledge
    of new technologies through lifelong learning.

  8. To be successful in OSHE career, you need good communication skills, strong analytical
    approach, knowledge of laws, and ability to offer solutions.