Metallurgical Engineer

What Does A Metallurgical Engineer Do?

Metallurgical engineers develop, process, and test metal materials used to manufacture a wide range of products.

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Metallurgical Engineer

How Do I Become A Metallurgical Engineer?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master’s or doctorate) in a related field, which may take an additional two-five years to earn, may be required by some organizations.

What is the Average Salary For A Metallurgical Engineer?

High – 148,000
Median – 92,000
Low – 57,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Metallurgical Engineer?

  • Science – As much as possible, including chemistry and biology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Public Speaking

What Is The Work Environment For A Metallurgical Engineer?

Metallurgical engineers are typically employed by engineering firms, various manufacturing organizations, and research firms. They spend some of their time in offices and the rest in laboratories or monitoring operations within industrial plants, refineries, and other locations.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Metallurgical Engineer?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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