Demographic information on Materials engineers in the US. The average age of male Materials engineers in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Materials engineers is 39.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Materials engineers is White.
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 Architecture and Related Services.
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.
Projections on wages and job growth for Materials engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Materials engineers are expected to see a growth of 1.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.