Chemistry Education Careers & Outcomes
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers are in high demand in today’s workforce. In recent years 100 percent of Chemistry Education graduates have found satisfying teaching jobs within a year following graduation. The demand is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Generally speaking, education majors prepared in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest are in demand throughout the United States, and because of the region’s strong reputation of preparing teachers, often find it relatively easier to get a teaching license in Minnesota. Teacher salaries vary greatly, depending on school district size, region of the country, subject area and educational attainment. While the American Chemical Society lists the median annual salary of high school chemistry teachers at $57,200, the starting salary for new teachers entering the profession is typically in the $40,000 range.
Common career options for Chemistry Education degree graduates:
- American Association for Clinical Chemistry
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Chemical Society
- American Institute of Chemists
- Council for Chemical Research
- The National Science Foundation
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
- American Chemistry Council
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Biotechnology Industry Organization
- Society of Toxicology
- Biochemical Society