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Materials Engineers Skills

Below are the skills needed to be materials engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Critical Thinking44.38
Reading Comprehension44.5
Active Listening3.883.88
Writing3.754.38
Complex Problem Solving3.624

Materials Engineers Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be materials engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Deductive Reasoning44.62
Inductive Reasoning44.38
Oral Comprehension44.75
Problem Sensitivity44.25
Written Comprehension44.75

Materials Engineers Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be materials engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Engineering and Technology4.646.08
Chemistry4.465.77
Mathematics4.285.46
Physics4.265.49
Production and Processing3.974.95

Materials Engineers Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being materials engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Getting Information4.595.51
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.465.26
Analyzing Data or Information4.415.72
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings4.335.51
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge4.265.64

Materials Engineers Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being materials engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Analytical Thinking4.64
Integrity4.51
Attention to Detail4.33
Initiative4.28
Dependability4.23

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Materials Engineers

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Materials Engineers jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara1,070 $119,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land970 $105,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim950 $107,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale840 $89,320
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington810 $101,980
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn780 $87,450
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson450 $106,800
Pittsburgh430 $84,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward430 $119,450
Dayton370 $113,870

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to materials engineers

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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