Friday, April 27, 2012

Carrers in Chemistry

In simplest terms, chemistry is the science of matter. Anything that can be touched, tasted, smelled, seen or felt is made of chemicals.

Chemists are the people who transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things. Some chemists work on cures for cancer while others monitor the ozone protecting us from the sun. Still others discover new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter, or new textiles to be used in the latest fashions. The knowledge gained through the study of chemistry opens many career pathways. Here are just a few of the careers chosen by chemists.

Career descriptions:

Agricultural Chemist

Analytical Chemist (1)
Analytical Chemist (2)


Biotechnology Chemist

Catalytic Chemist

Chemical Engineer (1)
Chemical Engineer (2)

Chemical Information Specialist

Colloid and Surface Chemist/Scientist


Consumer Product Chemist

Development Chemist (1)
Development Chemist (2)

Educator (1)
Educator (2)

Environmental Chemist

Forensic Chemist
Forensic Scientist


Hazardous Waste Management Chemist

Health and Safety Advisor

Inorganic Chemist

Materials Scientist

Medicinal Chemist (1)
Medicinal Chemist (2)

Organic Chemist

Physical Chemist

Polymer Chemist

Project Manager

Pulp and Paper Chemist

Research Chemist

R&D Project Chemist
R&D Manager

Sales and Marketing Manager
Sales and Marketing Personnel

Science Writer

Scientist (R&D)

Separation Scientist

Textile Chemist

Water Chemist

Source: American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry

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