There are currently an estimated 7,900 materials scientists in the United States. The materials scientist job market is expected to grow by 7.6% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are materials scientists?
CareerExplorer rates materials scientists with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 6,900 materials scientists. That number is based on 600 additional materials scientists, and the retirement of 6,300 existing materials scientists.
What’s the supply of materials scientists?
The materials scientist industry is concentrated in California, Ohio, Texas
Materials Scientist job market by state
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