You have chosen a great course of study for a career. I had 20 years in the Semiconductor industry and I can tell you that Chemical Engineers are in high demand.
You speak of the idea of being offered a new challenge at work every day. You can rest assured that in the Semiconductor field you would without a doubt have those challenges.
Generally once you have several years of experience under your belt it would not be a hard leap to get into a leadership role. Most leadership roles in that industry require your kind of education plus the experience to be considered for a leadership role. So, your odds of ending up in your desired career and being able to advance to a leadership role are extremely high.
Companies like Intel, Micron, AMD, Samsung and many others outside of the Semiconductor industry are all looking for this type of skill set.
Best of luck..