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Materials Scientists


Research and study the properties of different materials, such as metals, rubber, ceramics, polymers, and glass.

Materials Scientists study the chemical properties of materials like metals, alloys, rubber, ceramics, and glass. They find ways to strengthen or combine materials. Sometimes they create new materials.

Wages $50.75 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Fair
Education & Training Bachelor's degree is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Science and Mathematics
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