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    Tim
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    Hi, All:I am a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. I did some research such as DOE, Response Surface methdology. During this period I took some courses of quality control and start to become interested in Six sigma. I want to find a job in this area after my graduation.But after I searched the information of job shop on this website, it seems that almost all jobs of six sigma need more than 2 years working experience. For me, I have no working experience before at all. Is that means it’s very difficult to find a job in this area?One more question, I will get my Ph.D. degree in ME in next year. And from the informations on this website, it seems that people don’t need Ph.D. degree in this area. Its better to get MBA degree. Is Ph.D. will helpful to my career in six sigma?I am really new to this area. Thanks for all response!

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    #79482

    Baker
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    Your best bet would be to look for a position that would support/work with the six sigma program. I got lucky and hired directly out of college with my ME into a position as a Black Belt because they needed someone to be the dedicated one at our location. Therefore they began putting me through training as soon as I started with them. Here we are putting all of our salaried employees through some sort of six sigma training, and it will be the ones who do well with the Green Belt projects that move on to work more with six sigma, if they choose.

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    #79483

    Heebeegeebee BB
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    Tim,Degrees aren’t relevant to garnering a SS/CI job.Remember, all of those letters after your name are just your ticket to the dance.   Once in the dance hall, you have “bust a move” and put that intellect to work.What I did: 1)  Volunteer for training if offered.   If not, seek extra-curric training from a 3rd Party2)   Network with those involved in SS at your Company.   Become part of the “inner circle”.   If your Company doesn’t have a formal program, network here at Isixsigma.com  and develop a list of contacts and informal mentors.   Familiarize yourself with organizations such as ASQ, ISO, LEI, ANSI, NIST (Baldrige) and go into learning mode.2) Polish up on your SS/CI skills via this website and others and try the concepts out in “stealth mode”.   If you are able to put together a decent GB level project, submit it to your highers and continue to display interest and volunteer to take on projects.   Remember, the concepts are applicable to just about any process, whether you are improving the process for driving to work,  making breakfast, or building an aircraft engine.   Process-orientation is core.In other words, take control of the situation and be proactive in gaining the knowledge and skillsets needed to practice SS/CI.Good Luck!-Heebee 

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    #79484

    Heebeegeebee BB
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    Obviously, I can’t count…points “1, 2 & 2”  s/b  “1, 2, 3”.(it’s been a long day)-Heebee

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    #79486

    Tim
    Member

    Thanks a lot! Jason and Heebeegeebee BB. I am really appreciate about your suggestions.
    Acturally I am spenting 1-2 hours every day on this website to learn Six sigma.
     

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    #79487

    Chiapet
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    For all it is worth, I agree with the former postings.  In the realm of Six Sigma, methodology does seem to mean more.  For example, my organization recently had an applicant for a BB position that had a PhD in Industrial Engineering Statistics…sounds perfect, right?However, she did not have any relevant experience as to how to apply such knowledge to facilitate process engineering needs.  Therefore, we did not hire her to fulfill the BB role.  We did however HIRE her, for a needed position in statistical forecasting, with the hopes that she will become more educated within Six Sigma, and therefore gain the skills and Project Management tools that she can compliment with her base knowledge.  Ultimately we are hoping that she will become an invaluable player within our Six Sigma program.I’m virtually convinced that once she is able to accomplish these objectives, we will find her to be one of our most valuable resources within our Six Sigma community.  But, until then, our organization is in full agreement that the mindset and methodology outweigh practical knowledge.Hope this helps…Chiapet

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