PSIE Industrial Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1 - Page 46

Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 46 females by discipline (in U.S.A and Canadian Engineering Colleges) is given in which it can be clearly seen that a large number of females are drawn to Industrial Engineering and research has shown that this percentage is expected to increase. Industrial Engineering opens doors for a variety of opportunities. Very technically oriented fields will make your professional life boring and stressed but that’s not the case with Industrial Engineering and this is what makes it interesting among females and I will mention the reasons how it is so!  Industrial Engineering is easy! Yes, the word “Industrial” may give you a first impression of this discipline to be hard and tough whereas in reality it’s not that hard. It’s not completely filled with all those tough technical subjects. It is a blend of engineering and management subjects. Interesting fact is that the management subjects involved in Industrial Engineering are a bit different than the one’s taught in business schools  It provides you with flexibility which is a positive sign towards enormous career opportunities. You can work in any organization/industry and in any sector of that organization/ industry where improvement is possible. You can have either office job (i-e, handling projects and tasks) or field job (i-e, observing the workers and operations directly).  Another reason is, it helps you explore your creativity. You will be the one who has to come up with ideas and solutions to the problems that really matter. Creativity is challenging sometimes but its fun and you can learn a lot in return  Many female engineers face issues of gender discrimination whereas being an Industrial Engineer the percentage of gender discrimination is comparatively less.