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Materials Engineers

Develop ways to create materials for certain products.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$47.33 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  8.4%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data.
  • Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans.
  • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.
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Job Title Examples:

Manufacturing Engineer
Materials Research Engineer

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