Careers

Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals and other products. They design equipment and processes for large-scale chemical manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production. Chemical engineers also work in a variety of manufacturing industries other than chemical manufacturing, such as those producing energy, electronics, food, clothing, and paper. In addition, they work in healthcare, biotechnology, and business services. Chemical engineers apply principles of physics, mathematics, and mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as chemistry. They must be aware of all aspects of chemical manufacturing and how the manufacturing process affects the environment and the safety of workers and consumers. Some careers of interest for chemical engineering majors include:

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agronomist
  • Biochemist
  • Ceramic Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineering Technician
  • Chemical Research Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Computer Science Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Cosmetic Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Educator
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Food Technologist
  • Geological Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Plastics Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Textile Engineer
  • Toxicologist