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Materials Scientists

in Massachusetts

Research and study the structures and chemical properties of various natural and synthetic or composite materials, including metals, alloys, rubber, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and glass. Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications. Includes glass scientists, ceramic scientists, metallurgical scientists, and polymer scientists.

Occupation Projection for Materials Scientists

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
192032  Materials Scientists 385 428 43 11.17 % 10 26 40 Bachelor's degree 

Materials Scientists 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    270  69 % 300  71 % 30  15 % $112,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    270  69 % 300  71 % 30  15 % $112,040
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