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How do I get started getting a job in the field with a degree in chemistry


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Shannon’s Answer

Depending upon what you're interested in within the chemistry field, you may want to research bio-pharm/pharmaceutical organizations. I worked for two major organizations, and the overall (pharma) organizations are always looking for bright minds like yours. Don't limit yourself just to laboratory positions. Your skills can be utilized within private health and government sectors. Also, please go to Linkedin and upload your bio/educational information, as well as follow groups with both your academic and professional interests. You will be amazed as to what is available for you. I hope this information is helpful and I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors.

Shannon C. Steward, MS, MBA
Verizon

Thank you! C N.

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Natasha’s Answer

Usually the college/university that you graduate from has a Career Office with staff dedicated to helping students and recent graduates with the process. Find out if there is a way for them to review your letter, resume and application approach to companies.

Location might be a factor in your job search; for example, consider whether the job for a Chemistry degree exists within your town or county. The type of position that you are seeking also matters. Are you applying for a lab research job? Do you want a job where you deal directly with customers? Do you want a job in an academic setting? Are a applying for a job that builds up your credentials before graduate school or do you plan to work and continue to train on the job?

On LinkedIn, register and indicate your education, awards, extracurricular activities. On that platform, I noticed that they are some companies that are hiring Bachelors in Chemistry. I recommend that you look at links and resources on LinkedIn.com.

Examples of jobs:
Biological Scientist (Environmental)
Company Name: United States Department of Defense Company Location: Houston, TX, US

Lab Assistant - Regional Lab
Company Name: CHRISTUS Health Company Location: Tyler, TX, US

LAB ASSISTANT
Company Name: UHS Company Location: Denison, TX, US


Good Luck and Stay Well,
Natasha

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Emily’s Answer

I love being an analytical technologist.
I am a laboratory technician.
The requirements were 16 hours of chemistry to start off.
There are many internships that are available. You can always continue your education after working in this position for a few years.
I basically manage the instruments in a lab, keep them calibrated and run special samples.

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Emily’s Answer

I love being an analytical technologist.
I am a laboratory technician.
The requirements were 16 hours of chemistry to start off.
There are many internships that are available. You can always continue your education after working in this position for a few years.
I basically manage the instruments in a lab, keep them calibrated and run special samples.

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Vinish’s Answer

With a degree in chemistry you can get a job as a chemist. After doing BSc Chemistry, one can go for MSc in Chemistry or take up various jobs and also take up internships to prepare for industry level entries.

Some of the jobs are as follows:

Analytical Chemist
Bio-medical Chemist
Chemical Engineering Associate
Industrial Research Scientist
Lab Chemist
Materials Technologist
Production Chemist
Production Officer
Quality Controller
Research & Development Manager
Safety Health and Environment Specialist

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David’s Answer

It will be good to gain some experience while you are still in school which will help you getting a job after graduating, the easier way will be doing lab research or lab job, you can start from your school or look around for internship. I am not sure if chemistry is a easy for placement of job but here are some I found that maybe useful for you to look into beside rely on the school adviser or career center.

Some of the jobs are as follows:

- Analytical Chemist
- Bio-medical Chemist
- Chemical Engineering Associate
- Industrial Research Scientist
- Lab Chemist
- Materials Technologist
- Production Chemist
- Production Officer
- Quality Controller
- Research & Development Manager
- Safety Health and Environment Specialist

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