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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Materials engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. is the industry that employs the most Materials engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Materials engineers, by average wage, is Foundries. Materials engineers are paid most in Fremont City (East) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Hillsboro City PUMA, OR.


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Demographic information on Materials engineers in the US. The average age of male Materials engineers in the workforce is 43.8 and of female Materials engineers is 38.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Materials engineers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Materials engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Materials engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Materials engineers hold a major in English.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Materials engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Materials engineers need many skills, but most especially Science, Active Learning, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Materials engineers need more than the average amount of Science, Technology Design, and Programming.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Materials engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Materials engineers are expected to see a growth of 1.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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