Chemistry majors study the nature of all physical things, develop new products and processes, or monitor processes involved in making various products. Chemists typically work for private businesses, government agencies, or educational institutions, although some are self-employed or work for nonprofit organizations.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to chemistry majors. Some will require more education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Agricultural Scientist Analytical Chemist Application Chemist Assayer Associate Research DirectorBiochemist Biological technicianBiologist Business ExecutiveBuyerChemical Oceanographer ChemistChemistry TeacherChemistry TechnologistClarifying Plant OperatorClinical ChemistCollege Professor Color Development ChemistCompliance ManagerCrime Lab AnalystCytotechnologist DentistDirector of Research Director, Sales and MarketingEnvironmental Health Specialist Fire Protection EngineerFood Chemist Forensic ChemistGenetic Counselor GeologistHospital Administrator Industrial Hygienist Inorganic ChemistInstrumentation Chemist Lab ManagerLab Tester LecturerMaterials Engineer Nuclear Scientist/TechnicianOccupational Safety Specialist Operations ManagerOrganic Chemist Pharmaceutical Sales RepresentativePharmacist PharmacologistPhysical Chemist PhysicianPhysicist Plant ManagerPlastics Engineer Polymer ChemistProcess Development Chemist Product Tester Proteins Chemist Quality Control ManagerResearch Assistant Research AssociateResearch Director Sales RepresentativeScience Lab Technician Science WriterSoil ScientistSteroids Chemist System AnalystTissue Technologist ToxicologistUnderwater Technician VeterinarianWater Purification Chemist Yeast Culture Developer
Careers in Focus: Chemistry (OCC 33)College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6)Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors (OCC 34.5)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Chemistry Careers (OCC 34)
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