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Total Workforce
86,356
Average Age
41.9
Estimated Job Growth
2.6%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$77,570
Average Male Salary
$80,997
Average Female Salary
$72,694

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Chemists & materials scientists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Chemists & materials scientists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Chemists & materials scientists, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Chemists & materials scientists are paid most in Framingham Town, Marlborough City & Natick Town PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Greenville City PUMA, NC.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Chemists & materials scientists in the US. The average age of male Chemists & materials scientists in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Chemists & materials scientists is 40.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chemists & materials scientists is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Chemists & materials scientists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Chemists & materials scientists is Physical Sciences but a relatively high number of Chemists & materials scientists hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

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Skills

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

Radar Distribution

The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Chemists & materials scientists is from the Minor Occupation Group Physical Scientists.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Chemists & materials scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Chemists & materials scientists are expected to see a growth of 2.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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