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Industrial: Career and Education Opportunities in Kentucky

Industrial: Industrial Managers direct the operations of our plants and factories. They manage the people and resources needed for the production of the products we need and the engineering that is used to create them.

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Kentucky has a population of 4,314,113, which has grown by 6.74% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bluegrass State," its capital is Frankfort, though its biggest city is Lexington-Fayette. In 2008, there were a total of 2,442,252 jobs in Kentucky. The average annual income was $31,936 in 2008, up from $31,060 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Kentucky was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 3.9% since the previous year. About 17.1% of Kentucky residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Kentucky include tobacco product merchant wholesalers, alumina production, and couriers.


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Engineering Manager

Engineering Managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields. Engineering Managers need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them.
Industrial Production Manager

Industrial Production Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications. Industrial Production Managers need to pay attention to ongoing situations and monitor them as they develop. They also need to evaluate and judge the efficacy of solutions.