Industrial is the joke engineering degree. Anyone who can't cut it as a chemE or ME, this is the major for you!
Have fun poisoning yourself and losing fingers! I'll be in the air conditioned office working on a spreadsheet, ok?
-I've only had 2 jobs since my Master's (I quit the first after 5 months because of the cross-country commute...please forgive my improper use of the word "several")
-I've had my current job for the past 3 years, and I'm not scared of being laid off anytime soon
-You should see my paycheck!!
Your allegations of me being an opportunistic job-hopper cut me deep...I'm going to go wipe away my tears with some hundred dollar bills, then put them in a stripper's g-string.
What better way to keep your friends close and your enemies closer than by blending in with the suits in charge while still maintaining your technical prowess?!?
This freaked me out, so I took a "holding pattern" job for a couple of years until I could afford to go back to grad school. I wanted to get an advanced degree in something very, very general that I could apply to a wide variety of industries.
Industrial Engineering seemed to be the ticket. I have had a very easy time during the several job searches I've had since receiving my Master's.
Also, because of the curriculum requirements (Engineering Economy, Optimization, Project Management/Efficiency), I feel like I have a much easier time relating to my finance and accounting coworkers than many of my engineer counterparts.
I feel that it's almost like a technical MBA with a focus on mathematics geared towards business and process management.
I know, I know...sounds weird, but read some of their experiments and the outcomes and see what you think.