I believe that engineering is an interesting and innovative field to move forward I’m a curious person to know the inside of equipment which is seen in the day to day life. Therefore, I decided to be an engineer believing that I’m good in mathematics and science. However, I specially chose industrial engineering among many other engineering fields because it is a flexible carrier which I can work on different subject areas; it is predicted as a high demanding job now and in the future; I enjoy getting the knowledge how things work and how to make things function better.
First, industrial engineering is all about finding more productive, easier, safer and less expensive solutions to get a better outcome from a process. It can be applied to living beings, information, machinery, materials, or energy. According to the “Introduction to Engineering class materials”, industrial engineers can work in manufacturing, banking, airport or transportation design, health care, distribution and logistics. It means that industrial engineering is a flexible profession which we can work on any area we want. For example, I always wanted to work with cars and planes, but I didn’t like spend my time with engines as mechanical engineers do. However, being an industrial engineer, I still can work with the designs of the vehicles. Moreover, even I’m not going to be a doctor or nurse, I have opportunity involve in the health care field being an industrial engineer
industrial engineering is the best choice for me because of its flexibility.
Second, industrial engineering is a highly demanding job in coming years. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, they are expecting only a 6 percent increment in industrial engineers in the period of 2010-2020 which is a slower growth rate than all other professions. Moreover it says that employers are more attracted to industrial engineers because of their versatility and it is not categorized to an exact field like mechanical or computer science engineering. They also believe the demand for industrial engineers to increase by 14 percent. In addition, according to statistics, industrial engineers’ annual median wage was $ 76 100 in 2010
(Statistics, 2012). Thus, there is a
less risk to find a job as an industrial engineer in the future.
Third, as a kid, I used to see and help my father when he was working with engines and making small cupboards with wood and he taught me to work with him. When I grow up, I decided to search and work on making new things which are productive and efficient for people. I don’t like to spend the time with the engines or computers, but I like to read and think more and come up with ideas which can be turned into efficient products with the help of computers and other machinery. After reading many articles, talking to many people and researching, I decided industrial engineering is the best choice for my life path.
In conclusion, I selected engineering because it is a versatile industry which allows me to work in many fields; it has a high demand and a job with increasing opportunities; Personally, I like to spend time thinking and imagining about how things work which exact needs for being an industrial engineer. Therefore, I think that industrial engineering a great opportunity to make future a success.
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Statistics, U. B. (2012, March 29). Occupational outlook handbook:indutrial engineers. Retrieved February 3, 2013, from Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/industrial-engineers.htm#tab-1