Careers in Chemistry
Studying chemistry opens doors to a range of sectors and opportunities, meaning your future career doesn't have to be in a lab.
The Chemistry Program offers a range of degree tracks tailored to different career paths. The American Chemical Society-Certified Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry integrates undergraduate research with coursework and laboratory experience and is ideally suited for students interested in placement into the chemical industry, forensics, and graduate school. Our Non-ACS Tracks include the Professional Preparation Option for students planning to apply for medical, pharmacy, or dental school, the Busines Option for students interested in chemical and pharmaceutical sales careers, and the Secondary Education Option for future science teachers. We also offer a General Education Option for students wanting a firm foundation in chemistry with the flexibility to take a wider range of courses from allied disciplines.
The employment world for chemical professionals can be divided into five main sectors: industry, academia, government, non-profit, and entrepreneurship. Explore your options here!
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is an ever-expanding resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. Explore over 185 degree fields and find out about education requirements, salaries, networking, precollege ideas, and career planning resources.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics offers information on many different career areas, including, but not limited to, math, science, and technology. Investigate the jobs that you like and find valuable data on each one: what the job is like, how to prepare for the job, how much the job pays, and what the job will be like in the future.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides a wealth of information on a large variety of careers. Find valuable information about any job, including the nature of the work, training needed for the job, outlook for the job, and salary data.
Career One Stop
The Career One Stop website provides tools to help job seekers, students, and professionals in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Career One Stop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Explore careers that sound interesting, learn about salary and benefits offered in certain careers, figure out what kind of eduction is required for certain professions, and even find people or places to help find the perfect career!
American Job Center
The American Job Center is a partner of Career One Stop. Much like the Career One Stop website, American Job Center allows users to explore interesting careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, as well as find available jobs in the STEM fields.