Materials Related Careers

Job Title Job Description Entry-Level Education Requirement
Additive Manufacturing Scientist Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, refers to a process in which objects are produced layer by layer from a digital file or model. The technology has the potential to find new applications for virtually every material, as well as the potential to create new alloys and composites not previously possible. Additive Manufacturing scientists work in this field to further this science and technology. Master's degree
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Aerospace engineering and operations technicians operate and maintain equipment used in testing new aircraft and spacecraft. Increasingly, these workers are being required to program and run computer simulations that test new designs. Their work is critical in preventing the failure of key parts of new aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. They also help in the quality assurance, testing, and operation of advanced technology equipment used in producing aircraft and the systems that go into the aircraft. Associate's Degree
Aerospace Engineers Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design. Bachelor's degree
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. They also perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Trade school
Architectural and Engineering Managers Architectural and engineering managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities in architectural and engineering companies. Master's degree
Assemblers and Fabricators Assemblers and fabricators assemble finished products and the parts that go into them. They use tools, machines, and their hands to make engines, computers, aircraft, ships, boats, toys, electronic devices, control panels, and more. High school diploma or equivalent
Biochemists and Biophysicists Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, heredity, and disease. Doctoral or professional degree
Biomedical Engineers Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare. Bachelor's degree
Boilermakers Boilermakers assemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases. High school diploma or equivalent
Chemical Engineers Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment, and direct facility operations. Bachelor's degree