Some degrees can lead to surprising careers.

What job can you get with a materials science degree?

Most materials science graduates go on to become materials scientists. . Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a materials science degree will be useful:

What is the job market for materials science degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for materials science graduates is strong overall. That’s great news—there’s high demand for the skills and knowledge you’ll gain in this program.

Here’s a breakdown of materials science graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 19% less than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Materials Science Grads
Employed83.3%
Unemployed0.0%
Underpaid16.7%
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