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This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from Industrial Design Engineering careers/jobs, (2) Find Industrial Design Engineering job listings, (3) Prepare for Industrial Design Engineering careers, and (4) Provide Industrial Design Engineering career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Industrial Design Engineering careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Industrial Design Engineering Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Industrial Design Engineering careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Industrial Design Engineering, so relevant Industrial Design Engineering jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. Industrial Design Engineering Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) Industrial Design Engineering Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Industrial Design Engineering careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 58 Industrial Design Engineering Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Career Start: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar capabilities and interests (for starting a similar career)
Career Change: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar skills and experience (for changing a career).

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

1) Select a Career/Job

32 Industrial Design Engineering careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Industrial Design Engineering-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs

Model Makers, Wood 38.6% CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Occupation: Model Makers, Wood U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 38.6% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 27.4% CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer)
Occupation: Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 27.4% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer)
Dental Laboratory Technicians 12.2% Computer Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer)
Occupation: Dental Laboratory Technicians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 12.2% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer)
Art Directors 11% Product Designer
Occupation: Art Directors U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 11% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Designer
Aerospace Engineers 8.3% Product Design Engineer/Supervisor
Occupation: Aerospace Engineers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.3% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Engineer/Supervisor
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 8.3% CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor)
Occupation: Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.3% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor)
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 8% Camera Prototyping Engineer
Occupation: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Camera Prototyping Engineer
Mechanical Engineers 7% CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); Product Design and Development Engineer; Product Design Engineer
Occupation: Mechanical Engineers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); Product Design and Development Engineer; Product Design Engineer
Electrical Engineers 6.8% Product Design Engineer
Occupation: Electrical Engineers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 6.8% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 5.7% CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
Occupation: Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5.7% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
Commercial and Industrial Designers 5.6% CAD Engineer (Computer-Aided Design Engineer); Industrial Designer; Product Design Engineer; Product Designer
Occupation: Commercial and Industrial Designers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5.6% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Engineer (Computer-Aided Design Engineer); Industrial Designer; Product Design Engineer; Product Designer
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 5.4% CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician); Computer Aided Design Draftsman (CAD Draftsman)
Occupation: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5.4% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician); Computer Aided Design Draftsman (CAD Draftsman)
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 4.4% CAD Specialist (Computer Aided Design Specialist)
Occupation: Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 4.4% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Specialist (Computer Aided Design Specialist)
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4.1% Prototype Engineer Manager
Occupation: Architectural and Engineering Managers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 4.1% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Engineer Manager
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 3.7% CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Survey CAD Technician (Survey Computer-Aided Design Technician)
Occupation: Surveying and Mapping Technicians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 3.7% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Survey CAD Technician (Survey Computer-Aided Design Technician)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary 3.4% CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor); Computer Aided Drafting Instructor (CAD Instructor)
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 3.4% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor); Computer Aided Drafting Instructor (CAD Instructor)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 2.3% AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); AutoCAD Technician (Auto Computer-Aided Design Technician); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Electrical Computer Aided Design Operator (Electrical CAD Operator)
Occupation: Electrical and Electronics Drafters U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 2.3% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); AutoCAD Technician (Auto Computer-Aided Design Technician); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Electrical Computer Aided Design Operator (Electrical CAD Operator)
Carpenters 2.1% Prototype Carpenter
Occupation: Carpenters U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 2.1% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Carpenter
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1.8% CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Occupation: Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 1.8% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1.6% Prototyper
Occupation: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 1.6% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototyper
Architectural and Civil Drafters -0.9% Architectural Computer-Aided Design Technician (Architectural CAD Technician); AutoCAD Designer (Auto Computer-Aided Design Designer); AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Design Drafter (CAD Drafter); Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer)
Occupation: Architectural and Civil Drafters U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -0.9% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Architectural Computer-Aided Design Technician (Architectural CAD Technician); AutoCAD Designer (Auto Computer-Aided Design Designer); AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Design Drafter (CAD Drafter); Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer)
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers -1.5% Prototype and Retrofit Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -1.5% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype and Retrofit Manager
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic -3.2% Computer Aided Design Programmer (CAD Programmer)
Occupation: Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -3.2% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Programmer (CAD Programmer)
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic -3.3% Prototype Operator; Rapid Prototype Operator
Occupation: Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -3.3% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Operator; Rapid Prototype Operator
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers -4.3% Product Designer
Occupation: Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -4.3% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Designer
Mechanical Drafters -4.7% Autocad Designer; Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); CAD Manager (Computer Aided Design Manager); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator); CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Mechanical CAD Designer (Mechanical Computer Aided Design Designer); Product Designer
Occupation: Mechanical Drafters U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -4.7% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Autocad Designer; Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); CAD Manager (Computer Aided Design Manager); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator); CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Mechanical CAD Designer (Mechanical Computer Aided Design Designer); Product Designer
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic -4.9% Prototype Fabricator; Prototype Manager; Prototype Model Maker; Prototype Special Build; Prototyper; Welding Prototype Operator
Occupation: Model Makers, Metal and Plastic U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -4.9% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Fabricator; Prototype Manager; Prototype Model Maker; Prototype Special Build; Prototyper; Welding Prototype Operator
Drafters, All Other -5.4% Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator)
Occupation: Drafters, All Other U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -5.4% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator)
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers -9.7% Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
Occupation: Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -9.7% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders -11.1% CAD Engineer (Computer Aided Design Engineer); CAD Fabric Cutter (Computer Aided Design Fabric Cutter)
Occupation: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -11.1% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Engineer (Computer Aided Design Engineer); CAD Fabric Cutter (Computer Aided Design Fabric Cutter)
Sewing Machine Operators -14% Prototype Sewer
Occupation: Sewing Machine Operators U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -14% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Sewer
Prepress Technicians and Workers -17.1% Product Design Technician
Occupation: Prepress Technicians and Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -17.1% Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Technician

34 Industrial Design Engineering careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). Industrial Design Engineering-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs

Architectural and Engineering Managers $ 149,530 Prototype Engineer Manager
Occupation: Architectural and Engineering Managers National Median Salary: $ 149,530 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Engineer Manager
Aerospace Engineers $ 118,610 Product Design Engineer/Supervisor
Occupation: Aerospace Engineers National Median Salary: $ 118,610 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Engineer/Supervisor
Microsystems Engineers $ 103,380 Product Design Engineer
Occupation: Microsystems Engineers National Median Salary: $ 103,380 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Engineer
Electrical Engineers $ 100,830 Product Design Engineer
Occupation: Electrical Engineers National Median Salary: $ 100,830 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Engineer
Art Directors $ 97,270 Product Designer
Occupation: Art Directors National Median Salary: $ 97,270 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Designer
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $ 90,880 CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor)
Occupation: Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 90,880 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor)
Mechanical Engineers $ 90,160 CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); Product Design and Development Engineer; Product Design Engineer
Occupation: Mechanical Engineers National Median Salary: $ 90,160 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); Product Design and Development Engineer; Product Design Engineer
Commercial and Industrial Designers $ 71,640 CAD Engineer (Computer-Aided Design Engineer); Industrial Designer; Product Design Engineer; Product Designer
Occupation: Commercial and Industrial Designers National Median Salary: $ 71,640 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Engineer (Computer-Aided Design Engineer); Industrial Designer; Product Design Engineer; Product Designer
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $ 68,380 CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician); Computer Aided Design Draftsman (CAD Draftsman)
Occupation: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists National Median Salary: $ 68,380 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician); Computer Aided Design Draftsman (CAD Draftsman)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians $ 67,550 Prototyper
Occupation: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians National Median Salary: $ 67,550 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototyper
Model Makers, Wood $ 64,050 CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Occupation: Model Makers, Wood National Median Salary: $ 64,050 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Electrical and Electronics Drafters $ 62,100 AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); AutoCAD Technician (Auto Computer-Aided Design Technician); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Electrical Computer Aided Design Operator (Electrical CAD Operator)
Occupation: Electrical and Electronics Drafters National Median Salary: $ 62,100 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); AutoCAD Technician (Auto Computer-Aided Design Technician); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Electrical Computer Aided Design Operator (Electrical CAD Operator)
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $ 58,450 Prototype and Retrofit Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers National Median Salary: $ 58,450 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype and Retrofit Manager
Mechanical Drafters $ 58,270 Autocad Designer; Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); CAD Manager (Computer Aided Design Manager); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator); CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Mechanical CAD Designer (Mechanical Computer Aided Design Designer); Product Designer
Occupation: Mechanical Drafters National Median Salary: $ 58,270 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Autocad Designer; Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); CAD Manager (Computer Aided Design Manager); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator); CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Mechanical CAD Designer (Mechanical Computer Aided Design Designer); Product Designer
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians $ 58,230 CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
Occupation: Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians National Median Salary: $ 58,230 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers $ 57,740 CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer)
Occupation: Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers National Median Salary: $ 57,740 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer)
Architectural and Civil Drafters $ 57,500 Architectural Computer-Aided Design Technician (Architectural CAD Technician); AutoCAD Designer (Auto Computer-Aided Design Designer); AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Design Drafter (CAD Drafter); Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer)
Occupation: Architectural and Civil Drafters National Median Salary: $ 57,500 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Architectural Computer-Aided Design Technician (Architectural CAD Technician); AutoCAD Designer (Auto Computer-Aided Design Designer); AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Design Drafter (CAD Drafter); Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer)
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians $ 57,320 CAD Specialist (Computer Aided Design Specialist)
Occupation: Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians National Median Salary: $ 57,320 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Specialist (Computer Aided Design Specialist)
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary $ 55,620 CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor); Computer Aided Drafting Instructor (CAD Instructor)
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 55,620 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor); Computer Aided Drafting Instructor (CAD Instructor)
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic $ 54,780 Prototype Fabricator; Prototype Manager; Prototype Model Maker; Prototype Special Build; Prototyper; Welding Prototype Operator
Occupation: Model Makers, Metal and Plastic National Median Salary: $ 54,780 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Fabricator; Prototype Manager; Prototype Model Maker; Prototype Special Build; Prototyper; Welding Prototype Operator
Drafters, All Other $ 54,500 Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator)
Occupation: Drafters, All Other National Median Salary: $ 54,500 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator)
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians $ 54,080 CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Occupation: Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians National Median Salary: $ 54,080 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Remote Sensing Technicians $ 52,460 CAD Specialist
Occupation: Remote Sensing Technicians National Median Salary: $ 52,460 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Specialist
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers $ 49,680 Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
Occupation: Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers National Median Salary: $ 49,680 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
Carpenters $ 49,520 Prototype Carpenter
Occupation: Carpenters National Median Salary: $ 49,520 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Carpenter
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic $ 48,160 Computer Aided Design Programmer (CAD Programmer)
Occupation: Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic National Median Salary: $ 48,160 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Programmer (CAD Programmer)
Surveying and Mapping Technicians $ 46,200 CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Survey CAD Technician (Survey Computer-Aided Design Technician)
Occupation: Surveying and Mapping Technicians National Median Salary: $ 46,200 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Survey CAD Technician (Survey Computer-Aided Design Technician)
Dental Laboratory Technicians $ 42,110 Computer Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer)
Occupation: Dental Laboratory Technicians National Median Salary: $ 42,110 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer)
Prepress Technicians and Workers $ 41,410 Product Design Technician
Occupation: Prepress Technicians and Workers National Median Salary: $ 41,410 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Technician
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers $ 40,330 Camera Prototyping Engineer
Occupation: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers National Median Salary: $ 40,330 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Camera Prototyping Engineer
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers $ 37,160 Product Designer
Occupation: Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers National Median Salary: $ 37,160 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Designer
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $ 36,880 Prototype Operator; Rapid Prototype Operator
Occupation: Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic National Median Salary: $ 36,880 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Operator; Rapid Prototype Operator
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $ 29,910 CAD Engineer (Computer Aided Design Engineer); CAD Fabric Cutter (Computer Aided Design Fabric Cutter)
Occupation: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders National Median Salary: $ 29,910 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Engineer (Computer Aided Design Engineer); CAD Fabric Cutter (Computer Aided Design Fabric Cutter)
Sewing Machine Operators $ 28,230 Prototype Sewer
Occupation: Sewing Machine Operators National Median Salary: $ 28,230 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Sewer

34 Industrial Design Engineering careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Industrial Design Engineering-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs

Architectural and Engineering Managers 5 Prototype Engineer Manager
Occupation: Architectural and Engineering Managers Education/Preparation: 5 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Engineer Manager
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 5 CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor)
Occupation: Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor)
Microsystems Engineers 5 Product Design Engineer
Occupation: Microsystems Engineers Education/Preparation: 5 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Engineer
Aerospace Engineers 4 Product Design Engineer/Supervisor
Occupation: Aerospace Engineers Education/Preparation: 4 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Engineer/Supervisor
Art Directors 4 Product Designer
Occupation: Art Directors Education/Preparation: 4 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Designer
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 4 CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician); Computer Aided Design Draftsman (CAD Draftsman)
Occupation: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Education/Preparation: 4 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician); Computer Aided Design Draftsman (CAD Draftsman)
Commercial and Industrial Designers 4 CAD Engineer (Computer-Aided Design Engineer); Industrial Designer; Product Design Engineer; Product Designer
Occupation: Commercial and Industrial Designers Education/Preparation: 4 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Engineer (Computer-Aided Design Engineer); Industrial Designer; Product Design Engineer; Product Designer
Electrical Engineers 4 Product Design Engineer
Occupation: Electrical Engineers Education/Preparation: 4 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Engineer
Mechanical Engineers 4 CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); Product Design and Development Engineer; Product Design Engineer
Occupation: Mechanical Engineers Education/Preparation: 4 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); Product Design and Development Engineer; Product Design Engineer
Remote Sensing Technicians 4 CAD Specialist
Occupation: Remote Sensing Technicians Education/Preparation: 4 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Specialist
Architectural and Civil Drafters 3 Architectural Computer-Aided Design Technician (Architectural CAD Technician); AutoCAD Designer (Auto Computer-Aided Design Designer); AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Design Drafter (CAD Drafter); Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer)
Occupation: Architectural and Civil Drafters Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Architectural Computer-Aided Design Technician (Architectural CAD Technician); AutoCAD Designer (Auto Computer-Aided Design Designer); AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer); Computer-Aided Design Drafter (CAD Drafter); Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer)
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 3 Camera Prototyping Engineer
Occupation: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Camera Prototyping Engineer
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary 3 CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor); Computer Aided Drafting Instructor (CAD Instructor)
Occupation: Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor); Computer Aided Drafting Instructor (CAD Instructor)
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3 CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Occupation: Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 3 CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer)
Occupation: Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3 Prototyper
Occupation: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototyper
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 3 AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); AutoCAD Technician (Auto Computer-Aided Design Technician); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Electrical Computer Aided Design Operator (Electrical CAD Operator)
Occupation: Electrical and Electronics Drafters Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter); AutoCAD Technician (Auto Computer-Aided Design Technician); CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician); Electrical Computer Aided Design Operator (Electrical CAD Operator)
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 3 Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
Occupation: Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3 Prototype and Retrofit Manager
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype and Retrofit Manager
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3 CAD Specialist (Computer Aided Design Specialist)
Occupation: Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Specialist (Computer Aided Design Specialist)
Mechanical Drafters 3 Autocad Designer; Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); CAD Manager (Computer Aided Design Manager); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator); CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Mechanical CAD Designer (Mechanical Computer Aided Design Designer); Product Designer
Occupation: Mechanical Drafters Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Autocad Designer; Autocad Technician; CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer); CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer); CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter); CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter); CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman); CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter); CAD Manager (Computer Aided Design Manager); CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator); CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator); CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Mechanical CAD Designer (Mechanical Computer Aided Design Designer); Product Designer
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3 CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
Occupation: Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 3 Prototype Fabricator; Prototype Manager; Prototype Model Maker; Prototype Special Build; Prototyper; Welding Prototype Operator
Occupation: Model Makers, Metal and Plastic Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Fabricator; Prototype Manager; Prototype Model Maker; Prototype Special Build; Prototyper; Welding Prototype Operator
Model Makers, Wood 3 CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Occupation: Model Makers, Wood Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 3 Computer Aided Design Programmer (CAD Programmer)
Occupation: Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Programmer (CAD Programmer)
Prepress Technicians and Workers 3 Product Design Technician
Occupation: Prepress Technicians and Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Design Technician
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 3 CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Survey CAD Technician (Survey Computer-Aided Design Technician)
Occupation: Surveying and Mapping Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician); Survey CAD Technician (Survey Computer-Aided Design Technician)
Carpenters 2 Prototype Carpenter
Occupation: Carpenters Education/Preparation: 2 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Carpenter
Dental Laboratory Technicians 2 Computer Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer)
Occupation: Dental Laboratory Technicians Education/Preparation: 2 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Computer Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer)
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 2 Prototype Deicer Assembler
Occupation: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers Education/Preparation: 2 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Deicer Assembler
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 2 Product Designer
Occupation: Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers Education/Preparation: 2 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Product Designer
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2 Prototype Operator; Rapid Prototype Operator
Occupation: Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Education/Preparation: 2 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Operator; Rapid Prototype Operator
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2 CAD Engineer (Computer Aided Design Engineer); CAD Fabric Cutter (Computer Aided Design Fabric Cutter)
Occupation: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Education/Preparation: 2 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: CAD Engineer (Computer Aided Design Engineer); CAD Fabric Cutter (Computer Aided Design Fabric Cutter)
Sewing Machine Operators 1 Prototype Sewer
Occupation: Sewing Machine Operators Education/Preparation: 1 Industrial Design Engineering-Related Jobs: Prototype Sewer

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Architectural Computer-Aided Design Technician (Architectural CAD Technician)
Autocad Designer
AutoCAD Designer (Auto Computer-Aided Design Designer)
AutoCAD Drafter (Auto Computer-Aided Design Drafter)
Autocad Technician
AutoCAD Technician (Auto Computer-Aided Design Technician)
CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer)
CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
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CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design Drafter)
CAD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design Drafter)
CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman)
CAD Draughter (Computer Aided Design Draughter)
CAD Engineer (Computer Aided Design Engineer)
CAD Engineer (Computer-Aided Design Engineer)
CAD Fabric Cutter (Computer Aided Design Fabric Cutter)
CAD Instructor (Computer-Aided Design Instructor)
CAD Manager (Computer Aided Design Manager)
CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator)
CAD Operator (Computer-Aided Design Operator)
CAD Specialist
CAD Specialist (Computer Aided Design Specialist)
CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician)
CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design Technician)
Camera Prototyping Engineer
Computer Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer)
Computer Aided Design Draftsman (CAD Draftsman)
Computer Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
Computer Aided Design Programmer (CAD Programmer)
Computer Aided Drafting Instructor (CAD Instructor)
Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer)
Computer-Aided Design Drafter (CAD Drafter)
Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator)
Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician)
Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer)
Electrical Computer Aided Design Operator (Electrical CAD Operator)
Industrial Designer
Mechanical CAD Designer (Mechanical Computer Aided Design Designer)
Product Design and Development Engineer
Product Design Engineer
Product Design Engineer/Supervisor
Product Design Technician
Product Designer
Prototype and Retrofit Manager
Prototype Carpenter
Prototype Deicer Assembler
Prototype Engineer Manager
Prototype Fabricator
Prototype Manager
Prototype Model Maker
Prototype Operator
Prototype Sewer
Prototype Special Build
Prototyper
Rapid Prototype Operator
Survey CAD Technician (Survey Computer-Aided Design Technician)
Welding Prototype Operator


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