Chemistry Careers & Outcomes
What do chemists do? Chemists do a lot of interesting things. Chemists have discovered new fibers for paper, improved paints and plastics, they work on fuel production, invent glues, design drugs, improve cosmetics and work with nearly anything you can find in a store or in medicine.
Declining numbers of chemistry graduates have created outstanding opportunities for the chemists. Because of our increasing dependence on technological advances, future chemists will have excellent opportunities for fascinating careers in areas such as medical discoveries in the health technologies, computer technology, clothing and textiles, foods and nutrition research, industrial research and materials sciences.
Of MSUM’s 2015 Chemistry graduates, 100 percent are continuing their education in graduate school or professional schools. Chemistry graduates enjoy a wide range of career options in the chemical sciences, including employment in industry, academia, government, nonprofit and entrepreneurship.
Common careers for Chemistry graduates include:
- Chemical engineer
- Chemical lab technician
- Drug analyst
- Environmental analyst
- Forensic biologist
- Inorganic chemist
- Petroleum inspector
- 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 Innovation Organization
- Society of Toxicology
- Biochemical Society