What can I do with a chemistry degree?

What can I do with a chemistry degree?

Chemistry students tend to have a busier schedule than many other students. This means they need good timekeeping skills, which can make them highly employable.

This guide should help you think about the skills you have, the jobs they can be applied to, and the options available.

Skills you should have picked up include:

  • critical and evaluative thinking
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • research and analysis
  • good problem solving skills
  • discipline and a good work ethic.

Chemistry graduates are in high demand in sectors that involve science and technology, including the following:

  • agriculture
  • aerospace technology
  • biomedical
  • biotechnology
  • chemical diagnostics
  • environmental consultancy
  • pharmaceuticals
  • research and development
  • scientific publishers.

Don’t get too worried if these careers aren’t for you. Many people have graduated with chemistry and gone on to do very different things, including:

  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Frank Capra
  • Terrence Howard
  • Kurt Vonnegut.

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