Career Outlook for Materials Engineers

Also known as:  Automotive Sheet Metal Engineer, Ceramic Engineer, Forensic Materials Engineer, Glass Science Engineer, Metallographer, Metallurgical Engineer, Metallurgist, Welding Engineer
The overall job outlook for Materials Engineer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 3.31 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of -0.55 percent per year. Demand for Materials Engineers is expected to go up, with an expected 4,770 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.73 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Materials Engineers in the following states
California 2,520
Texas 1,970
Ohio 1,510
Pennsylvania 1,410
Washington 1,220
Michigan 1,040
New York 920
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Materials Engineers
Nebraska 30
Maine 40
Alaska 40
Puerto Rico 50
Arkansas 70
New Hampshire 70
Rhode Island 70