A degree in chemistry prepares you for careers in a wide variety of fields in industry, healthcare and biomedical science. Our alumni go onto graduate and professional schools and work in industrial, medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, environmental and educational settings.
Learn more about the viable career options with a chemistry degree below. Each career is linked to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics where you will find more information about its outlook.
These are jobs in the health care industry students may enter.
|Physicians and Surgeons||$208,000||3%|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||$36,260||15%|
Chemistry Grads may want to work on a biomedical setting.
|Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians||$54,180||11%|
The field of forensic science is quickly growing and in need of skilled workers.
|Forensic Science Technician
Many chemists work in labs and other places chemists are needed.
|Chemists and Materials Scientist||$80,680||6%|
|Quality Control Chemist||$40,460||-12%|
|Quality Control Inspector||$40,460||-12%|
|Agricultural and Food Scientists||$68,830||9%|
Students may choose to educate the next generation of chemists.
These careers are specialized that chemists may pursue.
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists||$73,230||8%|
|Atmospheric Chemist or Scientists, Including Meteorologists||$99,740||8%|
For more career outlook information, visit Career Services. If you are interested in student employment or internship opportunities, check out our student employment page or Handshake, which is managed by Bemidji State’s career services.