Materials Engineers

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Will "Materials Engineers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 23% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 2% probability of automation

Projected Growth

1%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$93,310

or $44.86 hourly

People Employed

26,800

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 88 out of 706

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Job description

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.

SOC Code: 17-2131

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