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Chemistry Careers

Chemistry Careers

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An ultimate guide for Chemistry Careers!

Interested in taking chemistry as your major? But wondering that what are the possible career opportunities, right? Well then you’re at the right place where you’ll find all the answers about careers in chemistry.

I remember my first day in physical chemistry class, 3rd semester in university, when the first sentence said by our class teacher was “A Miracle Happened And You Opted For Chemistry”. Since that day I feel blessed being a Chemist and take it as the right decision that I chose Chemistry as my Major. My success story as a Chemistry Professional will be another topic. Let’s talk about the opportunities one can have after getting a degree in chemistry.

Chemistry also called the “central science” is a wide subject. It has various sub-fields such as:

Analytical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Forensic Chemistry
Biochemistry
Nuclear Chemistry
Nano-Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry

And the list goes on. In the final year of your bachelors/ Masters, you have to opt from one of the above sub-fields as your research area in chemistry. Being a chemist means you’ll have to learn various lab techniques to get hands-on experience for different roles in the job market as a professional chemist. There is a vast range of career opportunities for chemistry professionals, some of them are mentioned below:

1- Chemistry Careers in Industry

a- Types of Industry

  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymer Industry
  • Textile
  • Leather and tanning
  • Paints
  • Food processing
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Cosmetics
  • Detergents
  • Pesticides
  • Electroplating
  • Oil & Soap Industries

1.1- Role in Industry

a- Research & Development

  • Applied Research and Product Development
  • Cheminformatics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Crystallography
  • Dyes, Pigments, and Inks
  • Industrial Management
  • Laboratory Management
  • Project Management

b- Quality Control/Regulatory

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Toxicology

c- Support

  • Chemical Information Management Specialist
  • Human Resources
  • Public Information and Outreach
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Communication

d- Manufacturing

  • Formulation Chemistry
  • Process Chemistry

e- Sales/Marketing

  • Technical Sales and Marketing

2- Chemistry Careers in Government

a- Environment and Health

  • Environmental Protection
  • Public Health
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Toxicology
  • Water Chemistry

b- Law and Policy

  • Chemistry and the Law
  • Public Information and Outreach
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Science Policy
  • Social Impact/Activism
  • Technical Communication

c- Military & Law Enforcement

  • Military Science & Technology
  • Forensic Chemistry

d- Quality  

  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control

e- Research & Development

  • Applied Research and Product Development
  • Basic Research
  • Cheminformatics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Crystallography
  • Industrial Management
  • Laboratory Management
  • Project Management

f- Other

  • Chemistry in the Arts
  • Chemical Information Management Specialist

3- Chemistry Careers in Academia

a- Higher Education

  • Academic Professional Staff
  • Basic Research
  • Chem-informatics
  • Chemistry Professor
  • Chemical Information Management Specialist

b- High School

  • High School Chemistry Teacher

4- Chemistry Careers in Non-profit

  • Chemistry in the Arts
  • Environmental Protection
  • Public Health
  • Public Information and Outreach
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Science Policy
  • Social Impact/Activism
  • Technical Communication

5- Chemistry Careers as an Entrepreneur

  • Consulting
  • Chemical Business

Read more about the importance of business in chemicals and how to start a business: Click on the link below.

Link: Chemical Business Ideas

For more details and job descriptions of the roles mentioned above check the following links provided.

1- Chemistry Careers Details by ACS

In the link above all the details of chemistry, jobs are provided thoroughly by the expert’s opinion of the American Chemical Society.

2- Career options for Chemistry Graduates

The above link provides useful information about career options for chemistry graduates by the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K).

3- Chemistry Prospects

The above link gives thoughtful insight into a range of sectors and opportunities, meaning your future career isn’t restricted to the lab being a chemist.

4- 15 Top Chemistry Degree Jobs

The link above states how a degree in chemistry provides opportunities to a wide variety of careers in many different fields, where you can find positions that suit your particular interests while earning a high salary.

5- Careers With a Degree In Chemistry

The above link tells, there are many jobs chemistry majors are suited to do.  Recently the Journal of Higher Education has listed Green Chemistry as one of the Hot Academic Jobs of the Future.

6- The Best Jobs and Career Advice for Chemistry Majors

The above link provides useful information that how acquiring a degree in chemistry opens a multitude of doors for graduates for a variety of educational or professional opportunities. 

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