Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.
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The number of 'Materials Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 6% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Materials Scientists' was $104,380, or $50.18 per hour
'Materials Scientists' were paid 125.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 7,620 people employed as Materials Scientists within the United States.
This represents around 0.005% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 19 thousand people are employed as Materials Scientists.
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: 19-2032.00
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