Chemistry - What to Do with this Major

Job Titles

Agricultural Scientist Food & Drug Inspector Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Analytical Chemist Food Scientist Technician Pharmacologist
Atmospheric Chemist Forensic Chemist Physical Chemist
Biochemist Genetic Counselor Physician
Brewer Lab Assistant Nutritionist Geochemist Plastics Engineer
Cell Research Chemist High School Teacher Product Tester
Cepalometric Analyst Hazardous Waste Manager Production Chemist
Chemical Oceanographer Hydrologist Quality Assurance Manager
Chemistry Technologist Industrial Hygienist Radio Chemist
Chemical Mixer Industrial Manager Research
Clarifying Plant Operation Inorganic Chemist Risk Manager
Clinical Chemist Materials Scientist Science Information Specialist
College Professor Metallurgist Science Lab Technician
Color Development Chemist Medical Technologist Soil Chemist
Cosmetics Chemist Milling Scientist Soil Scientist
Crime Lab Analyst Molecular Endocrinologist Tissue Technologist
Cytologist Nano Technology Chemist Toxicologist
Dentist Nuclear Medical Technologist Underwater Technician
Environmental Health Specialist Occupational Safety Specialist Vector Control Assistant
Enzymes Chemist Organic Chemist Wastewater Treatment Chemistry
Fire Protection Engineer Paint/Ink Chemist Water Purification Chemist
Food Chemist Perfumer Yeast Culture Developer


Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Accurate Disciplined Innovative
Analytical Efficient Patient
Communicative Energetic Persistent
Computer literate Honest Resilient
Creative Independent Responsible
Curious Industrious Self-motivated


Workplace Skills

Analyze manpower requirements
Anticipate and solve problems
Classify/organize/systematize material
Collect data
Conduct research
Decision-making ability
Design and conduct tests and experiments
Develop new materials and compounds
Develop theories
Evaluate/review information system utilization
Oral and written communication
Perform experiments
Perceive cause and effect of relationship
Possess excellent mind for math and science
Supervise or manage projects
Utilize formulas
Work independently and in groups
Work with the newest technology, systems and work processes




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