Metallurgical and materials engineers:
Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 110
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Metallurgical and materials engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office or school.
Source: 2016 Census
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Metallurgical engineers research and develop new alloys and systems for extracting metal from ores, while materials engineers research and develop new non-metallic materials with physical characteristics to meet specific requirements.
There is considerable mobility between engineering specializations at the less senior levels, and engineers often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience that may allow them to practise in associated areas of science, engineering, sales, marketing or management.
Metallurgical and materials engineers also work closely with other engineers and scientists and mobility is possible between some fields of specialization.
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