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RESEARCH ENGINEER: The Best Experience For Your Career Will Be In Your Specific Field

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To be a successful engineer who works in Research and Development, one needs effective research skills dedicated to the principles of physics and electronics. Writing papers, helping students and continuous learning are everyday functions. Passionate diligence in becoming an expert engineer are essentials in this industry.

Degree: Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering - Physics
Job Title: Research Engineer
Employer: Voltron Central

Job Summary: Materials Engineers

Job Description

Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and snow skis. They also help select materials and develop new ways to use materials.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the ASM International.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$50,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Mathematical skills

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