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Functional Materials Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Researches and develops functional materials used primarily in electromagnetic and energy applications. Develops and tests functional materials engineering and production processes.

Job Outlook

There were 0 Functional Materials Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 11 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Functional Materials 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 $74,593.

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 Functional Materials Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $68,988.

Education and Experience

Posted Functional Materials 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 Degree0%
Master's Degree38%
Doctoral Degree63%
Other0%

Posted Functional Materials 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 years50%
3 to 5 years50%
6 to 8 years0%
9+ years0%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Functional Materials 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 (64%)
  • Creativity (45%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)
  • Communication Skills (18%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Materials Science (64%)
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing (AM) (45%)
  • Chemical Engineering (45%)
  • Chemistry (45%)
  • Electric Motors (45%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Materials Testing (18%)
  • Microscope (18%)
  • 3D Modeling / Design (9%)
  • Appointment Setting (9%)
  • AutoCAD (9%)

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.

  • Metallurgy (9%) – marginal value $800

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Scientist IV - Magnetic Materials
  • Scientist IV Magnetic Materials
  • Novel Magnetic Materials For Advanced Spin-Based Devices
  • Materials Engineer/Magnetic Materials
  • Machine Core Magnetic Materials Engineer

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 Functional Materials Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Hrl Laboratories Llc (4)
  • Sandia Corporation (1)
  • European Magnetism Association Ema (1)
  • Ford Motor Company (1)
  • Hrl Laboratories (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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