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Chemistry Major

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Possible Job Titles

  • Denotes additional education required*
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Biochemist*
  • Brewer lab assistant
  • Chemical mixer
  • Chemical oceanographer*
  • Chemistry technologist
  • Clinical Chemist*
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Crime laboratory analyst
  • Dentist*
  • Enzymes chemist
  • Food chemist
  • Forensic chemist
  • Geochemist*
  • Lawyer*
  • Medical doctor*
  • Metallurgist*
  • Veterinary scientist*
  • Occupational safety specialist
  • Organic chemist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Pharmacologist*
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Radio chemist
  • Science information specialist
  • Soil chemist
  • Technical writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Industrial manager
  • Inorganic chemist
  • Water purification chemist
  • Assayer
  • Chemical engineer*
  • Chemical technician
  • Color development chemist
  • Env. health specialist
  • Food and drug inspector
  • Hazardous waste manager
  • Medical Technologist*
  • Nutritionist
  • Perfumer
  • Physical chemist
  • Research
  • Teacher/professor*
  • Nuclear medical technologist*
  • Wastewater treatment chemist

Typical Places of Employment

  • Petroleum companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Agriculture Department
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Cosmetic companies
  • National Science Foundation
  • Educational institutions
  • Department of Defense
  • Engineering firms
  • Health and Human Services
  • Food product companies
  • Research and testing services
  • Non-profit organizations

Typical Work Activities

  • Supervising or managing projects
  • Keeping up with developments in the field
  • Designing and conducting tests and experiments
  • Developing new materials and compounds
  • Developing and improving production processes and equipment
  • Analyzing composition, studying properties, structure of matter
  • Diagnosing and finding solutions to problems via studies and
  • Working with the newest technology, systems, and work processes

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the "Browsing" Library of Career Services. There are also many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • Careers for Chemists, A World Outside the Lab
  • Chemistry Careers
  • Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors
  • Careers in Science

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

  • Opportunities in Chemistry Careers
  • Resource Guide to Careers in Toxicology
  • Tips on Resume Preparation: American Chemical Society

Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field

Careers in Chemistry

Agricultural, Atmospheric, Biochemistry, Computational, Environmental, Materials, Nutritional, Plastics, Polymer, Toxicology

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