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.
-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
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|
|Brewer||Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.|
|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|
|Environmental Health Specialist||System Analyst|
|Fire Protection Engineer||Teacher, High School or College|
|Food Scientist Technician||Tissue Technologist|
|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
- Learn federal, state, and local government job application processes.
- Develop good laboratory skills.
- Gain experience with scientific equipment.
- 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|
Links for Chemistry Majors
- American Chemical Society
- The Scientist's Employment Network
- Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
- Bio View - Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Employment
- Education And Training in Forensic Sciences from American Academy of Forensic Sciences
- Chemists from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Science Technicians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
- College and University Faculty from the Occupational Outlook Handbook