Materials Scientists

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

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 2% probability of automation

Projected Growth

3%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$99,430

or $47.80 hourly

People Employed

7,750

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 87 out of 706

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Job description

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.

SOC Code: 19-2032

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