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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. 

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Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 0.4%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 40
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Median Hourly Wage $55 per hour
Average Annual Click for more information on Average Wage $119,200 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree). 
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