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
Most materials engineers work full time.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition