Careers for Chemistry Programs Graduates

Common job titles

  • Agricultural ads food scientist
  • Astronomer
  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemist
  • College professor
  • Environmental scientist and specialist
  • Geoscientist
  • High school teacher
  • Material scientist
  • Materials engineer
  • Physicist
  • Research and development manager

Job outlook data

Chemists held around 91,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of chemists and materials scientists is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024. Chemists research and solve a wide range of problems; they work in a similarly wide range of fields, from chemical manufacturing and government to research and education. Recent environmental research offers many new opportunities for chemists and materials scientists.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of chemists are:

  • Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences
  • Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
  • Testing laboratories
  • Federal government
  • Basic chemical manufacturing

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Chemists and Materials Scientists.

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