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Industrial: Career and Education Opportunities in Oregon

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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Oregon has a population of 3,825,657, which has grown by 11.82% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Beaver State," its capital is Salem, though its biggest city is Portland. In 2008, there were a total of 2,339,488 jobs in Oregon. The average annual income was $36,365 in 2008, up from $35,737 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Oregon was 11.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.6% since the previous year. About 25.1% of Oregon residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Oregon include wood product manufacturing, lumber construction materials merchant wholesalers, and lumber, plywood, millwork, and wood panel merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the Children's Museum 2nd Generation, the 3D Center of Art & Photography, and the Northwest Film Center.


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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.