What can I do with my CHEMISTRY degree?

What can I do with my CHEMISTRY degree?

Employers of Chemistry Majors

-Chemical manufacturing firms such as those that produce plastics and synthetic materials, soaps, cleaners, paints, industrial chemicals, etc.
-Pharmaceutical companies
-State and local government agencies primarily in health and agriculture
-Federal agencies primarily in the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Agriculture
-Research and testing agencies
-Educational institutions

Related Occupations for Chemistry Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Assayer Occupational Safety Specialist
Biochemist Perfumer
Brewer Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
Cepalometric Analyst Physician
Chemical Oceanographer Plastics Engineer
Chemistry Technologist Product Tester
Clarifying Plant Operator Quality Assurance Manager
Color Development Chemist Risk Manager
Crime Lab Analyst Science Lab Technician
Cytotechnologist Soil Scientist
Environmental Health Specialist System Analyst
Fire Protection Engineer Teacher, High School or College
Food Scientist Technician Tissue Technologist
Forensic Chemist Toxicologist
Genetic Counselor Underwater Technician
Hydrologist Vector Control Assistant
Industrial Hygienist Wastewater Treatment Chemist
Lab Assistant Water Purification Chemist
Molecular Biologist Yeast Culture Developer

Preparing for a Job in Chemistry

  1. Learn federal, state, and local government job application processes.
  2. Develop good laboratory skills.
  3. Gain experience with scientific equipment.
  4. Take electives in area of interest.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Chemistry   Department of Chemistry and Physics
    College of Science and Technology
    On Campus: 210 Pursley Hall
    Telephone: 985-549-2159

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