The work of a chemist is everyday a challenge, exciting when you find something new, sometimes stressful but rewarding. Having a chemistry degree in hand can open many doors such as:
You might work as a teacher at the university or in high school, teacher in primary or secondary school, or researcher in a university or industry.
Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
- Drug Administration as a medicinal, analytical or biochemical chemist
- Department of Justice and other law enforcement agencies or analytical chemist
- Department of Agriculture as an agricultural, biochemical, Environmental, or analytical chemist
- Environmental Protection Agency, environmental, inorganic or organic chemist
- Patent Office as a patent researcher or lawyer
- National Science Foundation as a science writer and editor
- Department of Energy as an industrial and engineering, materials, or environmental chemist
Chemists produce everything from plastics and paints to pharmaceuticals products, flavors, fragrances, detergents, cosmetics, …
Some chemists also work as business owners, consultants, art conservators, or even investment bankers.