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Ceramic Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Researches and develops ceramics materials used in range of different products. Develops and tests ceramic materials engineering production and processes.

Job Outlook

There were 0 Ceramic Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 15 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Materials Engineer industry, which includes the Ceramic Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Ceramic Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $76,812.

State

We do not have this data at this time.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Ceramic Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $66,665.

Education and Experience

Posted Ceramic Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree47%
Master's Degree53%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Ceramic Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years10%
3 to 5 years70%
6 to 8 years10%
9+ years10%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Ceramic Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Research (53%)
  • Communication Skills (47%)
  • Troubleshooting (47%)
  • Microsoft Office (33%)
  • Creativity (27%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Materials Engineering (87%)
  • Materials Science (67%)
  • Experiments (40%)
  • Chemistry (33%)
  • Calibration (27%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Chemical Engineering (20%)
  • Energy Systems (20%)
  • Lab Safety (20%)
  • Product Development (20%)
  • X-Rays (20%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Failure Analysis (7%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (7%)
  • Materials Selection (7%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Materials Processing (7%) – marginal value $6,333
  • Failure Analysis (7%) – marginal value $386
  • Manufacturing Processes (7%) – marginal value $0
  • Materials Selection (7%) – marginal value $0

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Ceramic Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Ceramics Engineer
  • Contingent-Materials Engineer- Advanced Thermoelectric Materials & Ceramics
  • High Temperature Ceramics/Materials Engineer
  • Senior Ceramics Engineer In
  • Contingent-Materials Engineer- Advanced Thermoelectric Materials & Ceramics In

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Ceramic Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Federal Mogul (2)
  • Tenneco (2)
  • Teledyne Technologies (2)
  • Apple Inc. (1)
  • Avon Protection Systems, Inc (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!

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