Career Outlook for Materials Scientists

Also known as:  Materials Scientist, Metal Alloy Scientist, Plastics Scientist
The overall job outlook for Materials Scientist careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 14.46 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.41 percent per year. Demand for Materials Scientists is expected to go up, with an expected 2,510 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.74 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Materials Scientists in the following states
Pennsylvania 950
California 940
Illinois 770
New York 570
Texas 560
Georgia 550
Ohio 480
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Materials Scientists
Maine 30
New Hampshire 40
Wisconsin 50
Kentucky 50
Minnesota 50
Alabama 50
Tennessee 60