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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.


Launching point on chemistry careers.

Blog on the ACS site on future green jobs for chemists.

Web links on careers maintained by the RSC.

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




Chemical Education

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Information Specialists

Chemical Sales

Chemical Technology

Colloid and Surface Chemistry


Consumer Product Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Food and Flavor Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry


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

Why study chemistry at Gordon College?

At Gordon, chemistry and creation care are inseparable. Motivated by our Christian call to be good stewards, Gordon has been a pioneer in the field of green chemistry—meaning we practice sustainable chemistry that is safe for humans and the environment. Learn more about Gordon's chemistry program →

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

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