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or $47.81 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
5% (Totally Safe)
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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (50)
Assisting and Caring for Others (32)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (10)
not very important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Materials Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 3.9% by 2030
'Materials Scientists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.
What are the median wages for 'Materials Scientists' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Materials Scientists' was $99,460, or $47.81 hourly
'Materials Scientists' are paid 137.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed in this occupation?
As of 2020 there were 6,930 people employed as Materials Scientists.
This represents around 0.00% of the employed workforce across the United States.
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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