Career Opportunities in Chemistry

Currently in demand, chemistry majors can expect a wide variety of career choices with good salaries and low unemployment rates. Immediately after graduation, approximately half of our students enter industry, business, or government agencies where employment usually involves laboratory testing or research.

Possible Areas for Chemical Careers

The American Chemical Society has a resource for different possible career options available here. The possible careers include:

  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Sales and Marketing
  • Chemical Technology
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Food and Flavor Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Material Science
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Oil and Petroleum Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Pulp and Paper Chemistry
  • R&D Management
  • Science Writing
  • Textile Chemistry
  • Water Chemistry

Expected Areas of Growth

Searchable database for internships and co-op positions.

  • Graduate Schools
  • Professional Schools
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Government Opportunities