We surveyed 956 industrial production managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical industrial production manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an industrial production manager?

Low

High

Working as an industrial production manager typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an industrial production manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an industrial production manager typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as an industrial production manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an industrial production manager. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for industrial production managers.

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Do industrial production managers work full-time or part-time?

98% of industrial production managers work in full-time roles while 2% work part-time.

Is being an industrial production manager stressful?

Low

High

Industrial production managers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an industrial production manager?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being an industrial production manager.

How competitive is the workplace for industrial production managers?

Low

High

Industrial production managers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being an industrial production manager require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Industrial production managers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are industrial production managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Industrial production managers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do industrial production managers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Industrial production managers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being an industrial production manager physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an industrial production manager may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are industrial production managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Industrial production managers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being an industrial production manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as an industrial production manager.

Does being a good industrial production manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as industrial production managers.