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What a chemical engineer can work ?

What a chemical engineer can work other than lab ? And what is the job description ?
I want to know what are the criterias and the characteristics of a chemical engineer (personality, passions, style,.. ) to see if this agree with mine because I am studying chemical engineering but I don't see myself as a chemical engineer #chemical-engineering #personality #requirements

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Katie’s Answer

Chemical engineers can work in a variety of industries including consumer packaged goods, which is the industry that I have worked in for the last 16+ years. I've worked in a variety of settings including manufacturing sites, corporate offices, pilot facilities, and yes, even a lab.

If you want to learn more about the field of chemical engineering, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers may be able to help. (https://www.aiche.org) I attended weekly AIChE sessions while in school, which gave me a better idea about the types of careers I could pursue after graduation. These sessions also covered topics like how to prepare for interviews.

When applying to college, I declared that I wanted to major in chemical engineering without really knowing what a chemical engineer did. I knew I had done well in high school chemistry and physics, and I knew that I didn't want major in mechanical or civil engineering.

My co-op job in college was working in a lab for a flexible packaging company. While I did not pursue a career in lab work, I did learn that working in a lab did not feel the same as doing the lab assignments required for my classes. I also discovered that I liked being able to show my family real life examples of the things I tested in the lab.

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Justina’s Answer

You have already answered the question by saying "I don't see myself as a chemical engineer". Its easy to become mislead in college into thinking that what we are studying will become what we do in our careers. The study that leads to a degree is very narrow compared to the breadth of opportunities available in the workforce once you have the degree. Try searching the career pages of well known companies(e.g. DuPont) for the jobs requiring a chemical engineering degree. This will give you an idea of the breadth of jobs that you will be qualified to do.

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ritesh’s Answer

Scope and Career Opportunities for Chemical Engineers:

  • Scientific research and development services
  • Basic chemical manufacturing
  • Health-care industries
  • Electronics and Energy manufacturers
  • Architectural, engineering, and related services
  • Resin, synthetic rubber, and artificial synthetic fibers and filaments manufacturing
  • Business services Food Manufacturing units
  • Petroleum and coal products manufacturing
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies