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.
|Title||Employment||Change||Annual Average Openings||Typical education needed for entry|
|172131||Materials Engineers||1,371||1,388||17||1.24 %||50||2||48||Bachelor's degree |
|Projected 2024 Employment||Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
|Number||Percent Distribution||Number||Percent Distribution||Number||Percent|
|Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing||140||10 %||130||9 %||-10||-7 %||$90,800|