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Ceramics Engineers

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There are approximately 27,700 materials engineers in the United States, which is a relatively small percentage of the workforce. Many different employers hire ceramics engineers for a variety of positions. They are involved at research, development, and manufacturing companies, electronics industries, and research and testing organizations. They work in industries that produce and process metal; machinery; electrical equipment; aircraft; and stone, clay, and glass products. They work in chemical industries that make and use ceramic products, as well as in computer and semiconductor industries. They also work in federal government agencies, at engineering consulting companies, and in consulting (where you will need your Professional Engineer licensing). 

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