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Materials Engineers

in Massachusetts

Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.

Occupation Projection for Materials Engineers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
172131  Materials Engineers 614 629 15 2.44 % 20 24 46 Bachelor's degree 

Materials Engineers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    140  22 % 150  24 % 10  13 % $99,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    140  22 % 150  24 % 10  13 % $99,520
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    130  20 % 120  19 % -10  -6 % $103,000
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