Careers in Chemistry


Do any of the following characteristics apply to you?

  • Curious
  • Problem solver
  • Good at math
  • Team player
  • Good communicator

If the answer is YES, then chemistry might be a good fit for you!

Dr. Mansoorabadi in his lab.













A degree in chemistry can open the door to a wide variety of career options, including:

Traditional Career Paths 

  • Chemist (Industry, Government)
  • Chemical Researcher (Industry)
  • Professor/Researcher (A Career in Academia)
  • Laboratory Manager
  • High School Teacher
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Environmental Protection

Non-Traditional Career Paths 

  • Technical Sales and Marketing
  • Patent Law
  • Medical Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Veterinarian
  • Chemist (Museums)
  • Forensic Science
  • Science Journalism
  • Cheminformatics
  • Public Policy/Regulation
  • Consulting