Materials Scientists (19-2032)

Occupation description:  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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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 7,3007,500 2.720 160180

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 48.8323.9934.17 47.8061.8475.84

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10 0.00.0 0.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation0
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 4
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None