What can I do with a major in Chemistry?

Chemistry: Programs of specialization in chemistry provide opportunities and guided experiences through which the student may be introduced to the basic knowledge and skills essential to pursue careers in industrial and governmental research, medical technology, teaching in secondary schools, and professional careers.

Biochemistry: Biochemistry is specially designed as an interdisciplinary program for students with a strong interest in biology and chemistry. The program will prepare a biochemistry major to enter graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology or physiology; give adequate preparation for entering a professional school of medicine, dentistry, or optometry; and prepare the student for industry in chemical or pharmaceutical areas.

Strategies

• Enhance computer skills
• Obtain internship in field
• Work or volunteer in lab
• Work as a research assistant for chemist or chemistry professor
• Attend lectures or science fairs
• Strengthen reading, writing, and communication skills



Career Titles

Agricultural Scientist
Agronomist
Anesthesiologist
Assayer
Biochemist
Brewer Lab Assistant
Cepalometric Analyst
Ceramic Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Chemical Oceanographer
Chemist
Chemistry Technologist
Clarifying Plant Operator
College Professor
Color Chemist
Consumer Protection
Crime Lab Analyst
Cytotechnologist
Dentist
Dietician
Educator
Environmental Health
Fire Protection Engineer
Food and Drug Analyst
Food Scientist
Forensic Chemist
Genetic Counselor
Geneticist
Geologist
High School Teacher
Hospital Administrator
Hydrologist
Industrial Health Engineer
Industrial Hygienist

Internist
Laboratory Assistant
Metallurgist
Molecular Biologist
Nuclear Scientist
Nutritionist
Occupational Safety
Patent Examiner
Perfumer
Pharmaceutical Rep
Pharmacist
Pharmacologist
Physician
Physicist
Planner
Plastics Engineer
Product Tester
Quality Assurance Mgr
Risk Manager
Sanitarian
Science Lab Tech
Soil Scientist
System Analyst
Technical Writer
Technician
Tissue Technologist
Toxicologist
Underwater Technician
Vector Control Assistant
Veterinarian
Wastewater Chemist
Water Purification
Wood Scientist
Yeast Culture Developer


Professional Organizations

American Chemical Society
Educational Division, Career Publications
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Web sites

American Chemical Society Job Bank Click on "job seekers"
Agricultural Biotech Chemical Job List
Chemical Week (online magazine) News on careers in chemistry
ChemPointers
Chemistry Web Index
Chem Web
New Science Jobs
Royal Society of Chemistry
Science Careers
Science Global Career Network


Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.services@alvernia.edu