Materials Scientists

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Occupation Description

Materials scientists investigate and understand the structures and chemical makeup of various natural and synthetic or composite materials, including metals, alloys, rubber, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and glass. They also discover best way to strengthen or combine materials or create new materials with new or specific makeup for use in a myriad of products and applications.

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

7970

Job Openings By 2020

3700

Growth Rate

10.2%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

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