CAREER PATHWAYS

Interested in getting a better technical background in the field of business and understand how it relates to your current job or industry? Want to move up the ladder at your company? Would you like to become senior management and earn a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree? Not sure? We can help. All students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to determine goals and select the right educational path.

Career opportunities are as varied as the types of industries that exist.  Careers in the production industry to sales and marketing, to financial services are all possibilities after completing this certificate. 

Industrial production managers plan, direct, and coordinate the production activities required to produce the vast array of goods manufactured every year in the United States. They make sure that production meets output and quality goals while remaining within budget. Depending on the size of the manufacturing plant, industrial production managers may oversee the entire plant or just one area of it.  Employment is expected to http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco20016.htm decline moderately.  However, despite the projected employment decline, a number of jobs are expected to open because of the need to replace workers who retire or transfer to other occupations. Applicants with experience in production occupations, along with a college degree in industrial engineering, management, or a related field, will enjoy the best job prospects.  Median annual wages for industrial production managers were $83,290 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $64,390 and $108,710. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,330, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $140,530.  Wages may vary by industry and geographic location.*

*Information obtained from the occupational outlook handbook