Career Attributes

  • $93,141
  • 7,900
  • 3.2
  • 7.6%
  • Doctorate degree
  • Materials Science
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Materials Scientist Job Outlook

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.

Materials Scientist Employability Rating

F Sokanu 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.

Supply of Materials Scientists

The Materials Scientist industry is concentrated in California, Ohio, and Texas.

Materials Scientist Job Market by State

State name Employed Materials Scientists
California 1,150
Ohio 630
Texas 620
Massachusetts 440
New York 370
Michigan 300
Illinois 300
Tennessee 260
Virginia 260
Maryland 230
New Jersey 200
Colorado 150
North Carolina 140
New Mexico 100
Oregon 100
Minnesota 90
Florida 90
Nevada 90
New Hampshire 90
Alabama 80
Arizona 80
Missouri 80
South Carolina 70
Louisiana 70
Delaware 70
Utah 60
Georgia 50
Oklahoma 50
Iowa 40
Connecticut 40
Maine 40
Kentucky 30

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Career Attributes

  • $93,141
  • 7,900
  • 3.2
  • 7.6%
  • Doctorate degree
  • Materials Science
More Attributes