Chemistry Resources

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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
Cephalometric 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

Job Postings

Science Careers: A searchable database for all types of science jobs for all education levels.

Science Jobs: Free site for job seekers listing industry, academic, and government bioscience and chemistry employment opportunities.

Chemists and Materials Scientists: Nature of the work, working conditions, employment, job outlook and much more.

Chemical and Engineering News: C&EN Online is a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society has job postings and information.

On Assignment Lab Support: Specializes in placing technicians and scientists into laboratories. Part time jobs are also available.


Career Search

American Chemical Society: Career page has links with information about career opportunities, fellowships, grants, and more.

Chemical Heritage Foundation: This foundation serves the community of the chemical and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future

American Institute for Chemical Engineers: A non-profit professional association with information on career paths in chemical engineering.

Career Opportunities for Majors in Chemistry: A site that provides the many possible career paths that could be taken for someone with a Chemistry Major.

Chemistry Majors: This site provides general information and resources for Chemistry majors.

Major Resource Kit: University of Delaware lays out for you areas in which Chemistry can take you depending on the amount of education you have underneath you.

American Institute of Chemists: This is all you need to know about chemistry.

Graduate Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Chemistry: This institute offers a lot of helpful information to anyone looking at applying for graduate school within the field of Chemistry.

Washington University: For students seeking either a Ph.D. degree or a M.A. degree.

Schools Offering Chemistry: The Princeton Review provides you the many schools that offer a Chemistry Major.