Chemistry graduates find careers in traditional fields of chemistry – such as research, analytics, environmental chemistry, formulation chemistry, and coating and polymers – but also lesser-known fields. Chemistry graduates have gone into technical sales and marketing, medicine and dental, and forensics. Graduates have even become scientifically focused writers and editors.
With a chemistry degree, you can help clean up ocean oil spills, study hydrogen-powered transit, develop new medications, find genetic codes, create “green” cleaning products or make stronger, more durable and life-like prostheses.
Chemistry graduates have some of the highest starting salaries of any S&T graduates and work for prestigious companies. According to the latest American Chemical Society ChemCensus, taken in 2010, the median salary for all chemists was $89,000.