Engineers Guide USA
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Materials Engineer Employment

Materials engineers held about 22,300 jobs in 2010. They often work in offices where they have access to computer-aided design (CAD) programs. Others work in supervisory roles either in the factory or in research and development laboratories.  

Industries employing the largest numbers of materials engineers in 2010 were as follows:

Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 17%
Architectural, engineering, and related services 10%
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 8%
Navigational, measuring, electromedical,
and control instruments manufacturing
7%
Federal government 7%

Most materials engineers work full time.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition  

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