Materials Engineers

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Occupation Description

Materials engineers investigate materials and plan machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance requirements. They also plan new uses for known materials. This title also includes engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material which could include metal, metal alloys, glass, ceramics, plastics, polymers or naturally occurring materials such as metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, welding engineers and ceramic engineers.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

22740

Job Openings By 2020

8100

Growth Rate

8.7%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth