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Chemistry Career Opportunities

UHCL Chemistry Student

Chemistry Graduates will be prepared to master careers in virtually any scientifically-based field from chemist in a private or government research institution to development, administration, consulting or education.

Career opportunities include:

  • Product and/or Process Development
  • Analysis and Testing
  • Biotechnology and Biochemistry
  • Consulting
  • Patent Law
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Health Professions
  • Management
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Forensics
  • Polymer Chemistry and Plastic Industry
  • Perfume Chemistry
  • Agrochemistry
  • And more…

Job titles of some of the UHCL Chemistry Alumni:

Ph.D. student, Chemical Plant Engineer, QA/QC Laboratory Technician, Lab Chemist, Toxicology Technician, Analytical Lab Technician, Technical Analyst, Chemistry Teacher, Professor at a local Community College.

Read for specific areas and strategies to land into chosen careers at What Can I Do With This Major? 

There are a variety of positions that cover many different niches, including physicians and surgeons, chemicals and materials scientists, and pharmacists. Individuals with chemistry degrees who are interested in teaching may consider a career as an elementary or middle-school teacher or a secondary school teacher. The average annual salaries of the most popular jobs for chemistry degrees has a wide range, from $49,524 to $247,590. See more details at Chemistry Degree Jobs.

Job Search

Chemistry graduates, with experiences in searching job openings, can search the latest job opportunities from several major job hunting sites, as listed below.


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