Chemical Engineering


There are many career paths where students can use their technical knowledge and analytical and problem solving skills, from the development of smaller, faster computer chips to innovations in recycling, treating disease, cleaning water, and generating energy, according to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

The US Department of Labor states that chemical engineers 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 also work in research and academia. 

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Sample Employers

Sample Employers in NYC

Sample Job Titles

  • 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

Job Listing Sites

  • Pathways to Science: To find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring
  • National Science Foundation REU Sites: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation
  • American Academy for Advancement of Science: A resource list of AAAS career development programs
  • Engineering Jobs – Chemical: This component of the site is catered specifically to jobs in the chemical engineering industry
  • ChemJobs: A job-search site that features chemical jobs worldwide
  • Chemical Engineer: A job search website specifically relating to the chemical engineering field
  • Chemploy: A job search site that has a dual focus on chemical and biomedical engineering positions at top companies
  • Penn Energy Jobs: Connects the leading industry employers with the best talent that the energy industry has to offer through job boards, career fairs and the Energy Workforce magazine

Professional Associations

Social Media/Newspaper/Industry Resources

Graduate Schools