A degree in chemical technology prepares students to become active in the chemical industry as supervisors and research assistants. This degree can also serve as a foundation for later studies in chemistry, biochemistry, and other related subjects. Chemical technicians often assist researchers in testing and quality control. Some are employed by engineering firms or government offices, while others become engineers through further study.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to chemical technology majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Analytical Chemist Biochemist Chemical Engineer Chemical Plant Supervisor Chemical Safety Officer Chemical Sales Representative Chemical Technician Chemist Dentist Food Inspector Food Processing Specialist Industrial Health Engineer Laboratory Director Materials Engineer Materials Inspector Medical Technologist Pharmaceutical Chemist Pharmacist Physician Product Chemist Product Manager Professor Public Health Technician Quality Control Specialist Radio ChemistResearch AnalystScientistTechnical Salesperson X-ray TechnicianResources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
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)
BSU Dept. of Chemistry: http://www.bsu.edu/chemistry/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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