Careers for Chemistry Graduates

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Careers in Chemistry

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Graduates with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry usually pursue one of the following career paths. Further information is provided below about the career paths that are highlighted in blue.

This site also includes several separate pages that you may wish to go to directly including, How to search for a chemistry job and where to go on the web to find job listings, Questions for the job interview and a page of links to major chemical company web pages that often include information on job opportunities. You may also wish to refer to the discussion of electronic resumes. A summer research program or internship can be very valuable, both as a learning experience and also as a special feature of your resume.

The list of questions that you may wish to ask when you visit a prospective graduate school is on a separate page for easier access.


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