Standard Occupational Classification

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19-2032 Materials Scientists

Research and study the structures and chemical properties of various natural and manmade materials, including metals, alloys, rubber, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and glass. Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications. Include glass scientists, ceramic scientists, metallurgical scientists, and polymer scientists.

Chemists and Materials Scientists (broad occupation)

Physical Scientists (minor group)

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (major group)

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Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009

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