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  • 1.  Varied materials science career routes

    Posted 13 days ago

    ASM Community - What are your thoughts on the many and varied routes within materials science you would recommend for a rewarding career?

     

    Regarding career I’m talking about job satisfaction, opportunities for development and diversification and of course salary expectations.

     

    What are the qualifications needed in different disciplines. Is it possible to achieve a successful career without a university degree? What are the routes to this? I did it so can others.



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  • 2.  RE: Varied materials science career routes

    Posted 12 days ago
    Martin -

    You ask questions that can only be answered
    at the top of the highest mountain.

    regards,
    - Jim






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  • 3.  RE: Varied materials science career routes

    Posted 12 days ago

    Hi Jim,

    Then maybe it's time to start climbing before we run out of the people who really make this world go around.

     

    Best regards

    Martin

     

     




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  • 4.  RE: Varied materials science career routes

    Posted 12 days ago

    Martin,

    I believe what Jim is saying, very kindly, is that your question as such cannot be answered. The answer is the lived experience of each member of the community. Do you really expect anyone to be able sum that up in a post? If that is your passion, I suggest you spend the rest of your life interviewing people and documenting everything you can. It will be fantastic resource for future generations, though it will be out of date by the time it is published.

    I will take a shot at answering your questions for this "person who really makes the world go around" though, with the understanding that it is definitely not my experience or role. Maybe it can be the first entry in your book? Humor is probably one of the things that makes the world go around, gravity may be a close second. 

    Title: Person who really makes the world go around
    Qualifications: Omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence 
    Required degrees: None
    Job satisfaction: Ultimate satisfaction following ultimate suffering
    Development opportunities: None
    Diversification opportunities: None
    Salary: Infinite in theory, immaterial in practice due to zero time off
    Other comments: Must be a self-starter, expect a lot of criticism



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    Paul Taylor
    Advanced Manufacturing Engineer – Metallurgy & Foundry Systems
    GIW Industries
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  • 5.  RE: Varied materials science career routes

    Posted 5 days ago
    Daer Martin
    The materials area is transversal to very other areas in engineer for example and there are much for known and to experience. And I could cite to Donald R. Askeland about this comment.
    ""What is Materials Science and Engineering?
    Materials science and engineering (MSE) is an interdisciplinary field that studies and manipulates the composition and structure of materials across length scales to control materials properties through synthesis and processing. Materials scientists and engineers not only deal with the development of materials, but also with the synthesis and processing of materials and manufacturing processes related to the production of components.""

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