Careers

Chemistry is a broad science, making it excellent preparation for many different careers. Many students plan to enter medical or dental school, or work in the health profession. A chemistry major may also lead to careers in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, forensics and research industries. Some careers of interest for chemistry majors include:

  • Assayer
  • Chemist
  • Clinical research specialist
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Drug manufacture and design
  • Forensic chemist
  • Forensic science
  • Geneticist
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Medicine and health
  • Patent examiner
  • Perfumer
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician
  • Process development specialist
  • Product tester
  • Quality control inspector
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Research associate
  • Scientific photographer
  • Technical writer
  • Toxicologist