Scarlett; There are so many jobs a background in chemical engineering can lead you to. I was inspired to study chemical engineering when my brother's friend explained to me that chemical engineers transform raw material to finished product, example making white paper out of wood. I though that would be fascinating for me to do. This led me to get serious about a career as chemical engineer with the goal of working in food manufacturing industry.
Before I could finish and got my degree as a chemical engineer, I got married and had a baby and my husband resides in Washington Metro area with no industries nearby. Trying to get a job I want in the location we live was very difficult and I ended up taking a job in the environmental field as an environmental engineer. I am involved in a lot of varying activities include writing environmental regulations, inspecting and permitting air pollution sources and writing outreach materials to inform regulated communities. I have enjoyed my career even though it took a different turn.
In other words, it means that it is unlimited what you can do with a career in chemical engineering. I know one of my classmate that went on to medical school and became an eye doctor after her engineering degree. You can be a technical writer or reporter, a pharmaceutical sales rep, etc.
The criteria for an engineer is having passion and being creative in every aspect of life. When I was in school, I went to an Engineering association meeting and we had an 80+ year old engineer keynote speaker, and he told us: "engineers do not occupy a job rather they create a job". If engineers occupy a job, there will be no new inventions.