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What jobs do students with a chemistry major generally end up with?

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Larry’s Answer

Jiale,
It is never too early to explore a career. Although I do not know how far along you are in your education, I can recommend going to the American Chemical Society (ACS) website on careers (https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/careers/chemical-sciences.html).
They have resources for High School, Undergrad, Grad and working professionals. Many colleges have ACS-certified undergraduate chemistry degrees which include all the courses necessary to prepare you for a chemistry related career.
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Jordan’s Answer

Hi. They can typically work in a lab of some sort. Manufacturing plants testing ingredients for food, beverage, cosmetics, or nutraceuticals. They can be in forensic science. They can work in microbiology labs that test anything that comes in from other places to test. They are really needed for teaching because not everyone wants to become a teacher. They typically would be testing things in a lab. Even phlebotomy would take them in a plasma center.
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KX’s Answer

I was always been told Chemistry is the center of all science. If you are taking Pure Chemical Sciences, you will have to study the core physical chem, organic chem, inorganic chem & analytical chem. Undergraduates of pure chemical sciences would generally get a chemist job offer. If you study further to Master Degree and PhD, perhaps a better prospect to be a researcher and lecturers. Of course, being a chemistry student does not limit you to only the chemical field, there are more job opportunities to explore!
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Tobias’s Answer

Chemistry majors end up as lab technicians or research assistants. There isn't much jobs for chemistry majors unless you go higher than that than to just major in just chemistry. Majority of chemistry or biology majors either branch up doing something else or go into medicine to become medical doctors.
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Natalie’s Answer

Hi Jiale. Do you enjoy chemistry? Perhaps you’d like to become a Chemistry teacher. Or pharmacologist. Or even work in horticulture/agriculture field testing soils. There’s definitely a myriad of jobs out there. The world could always use more chemists.
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Andrew’s Answer

If you're graduating with a bachelor's, then there are not a lot of options relating to the major as most become lab technicians. To make good use of chemistry, it's highly recommended to get a higher degree like a master's or Ph.D. I do know a couple of people that either became scientists with their PhDs and others actually got MBAs to work in management at those same companies. Honestly, a bachelor's degree opens a lot of avenues, regardless of the major, so the possibilities are endless.
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