As the demand for packaging engineers continues to rise, so do job opportunities. Packaging engineering, a multi-billion dollar business, is the world’s largest industry on the basis of gross sales. With more people employed than any other business, the need for packaging engineers will soon far exceed the actual number of packaging graduates. This makes our graduates attractive to employers across the country as they seek to meet the rapidly growing need for packaging engineers. The steady growth in demand for packaging engineers has ensured many of our graduates have jobs come graduation.
Packaging Science students can work for companies that convert materials into packages of all kinds and by brand owners in every major industry from food, pharmacenticals and personal care to cars, electronics and appliances.
Salaries for entry level packaging engineers are relatively high and generally continue to increase throughout the course of an employee's career. The Certified Compensation Professionals' analysis of survey data on packaging salaries can be viewed here.