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Careers In Chemistry

There are many jobs chemistry majors are suited to do. Use the resources below to discover what career you could pursue with a chemistry degree.

CAREER MANAGMENT PAGE FROM ACS

Launching point on chemistry careers.

JOBS GOING GREEN
Blog on the ACS site on future green jobs for chemists.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (RSC)
Web links on careers maintained by the RSC.

ACS CAREER DESCRIPTIONS
Brief descriptions of careers in chemistry provided by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Use the link above to bring you to a page from the American Chemical Society (ACS) where you can read brief descriptions about some careers in chemistry. The careers covered include:

Agricultural Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Biochemistry

Biotechnology

Catalysis

Chemical Education

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Information Specialists

Chemical Sales

Chemical Technology

Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Consulting

Consumer Product Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Food and Flavor Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry

Geochemistry

Hazardous Waste Management

Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Science

Medicinal Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Oil and Petroleum

Physical Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

Pulp and Paper Chemistry

R&D Management

Science Writing

Textile Chemistry

Water Chemistry

 


A chemistry degree is great start for a variety of careers.

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Assayer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Ballistics Expert
  • Biochemist
  • Cardiologist
  • Chemical Analyst
  • Chemist
  • Chemist, Analytical
  • Chemist, Clinical
  • Chemist, Food
  • Chemist, Industrial
  • Chemist, Inorganic
  • Chemist, Organic
  • Chemist, Pharmaceutical
  • Chemist, Physical
  • Chemist, Police
  • Chemist, Pollution Control
  • Chemist, Polymer
  • Chemist, Production
  • Chemist, Quality Control
  • Chemist, Quality Assurance
  • Chemist, Research
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Criminologist
  • Dentist
  • Dermatologist
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Food Technologist
  • Genetic Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Gynecologist
  • Hydrographer
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Instrument Designer
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Lawyer, Patent
  • Microbiologist
  • Neurologist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Obstetrician
  • Opthalmologist
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Otolaryngologist
  • Patent Examiner
  • Pathologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Perfumer
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmaceutical Retailer
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physicist
  • Physician
  • Physician, General Practice
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Proctologist
  • Professor
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Researcher
  • Sales, Retail
  • Sales, Wholesale
  • Sanitarian
  • Sanitation Inspector
  • Soil Scientist
  • Spectroscopist
  • Supervisor, Publications
  • Surgeon Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical Sales
  • Technical Writer
  • Technician, Chemical Laboratory
  • Technician, Dialysis
  • Technician, Fingerprint
  • Technician, Histologic
  • Technician, Instrument Repair
  • Technician, Medical
  • Technician, Ophthalmic Laboratory
  • Technician, Optical Laboratory
  • Technician, Quality Control
  • Technician, X-ray
  • Technologist, Food
  • Technologist, Forest Products
  • Technologist, Hematology
  • Technologist, Medical
  • Technologist, X-ray
  • Translator, Scientific Documents
  • Toxicologist
  • Urologist
  • Water Resources Specialist