Career Questions tagged Chemistry

Chemistry plays a significant role in understanding diseases and their remedies. Popular careers for a chemist involve pharmaceutical sales, food and flavor chemist, water quality chemist, and many more. Please...

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Ella M. Oct 30, 2016 547 views

Are jobs in science really decreasing, and if so, is it still a good idea to go into them if you're dedicated enough?

I've heard conflicting statements about this. Some people have told me that pure science fields (not engineering, just research etc) are getting harder to find jobs in. Is this true? #science #biology #jobs #research #chemistry...


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Christyna P. Oct 30, 2016 414 views

Can a biochemist have time for a family?

Like are the work hours hectic like for doctors or will I have time for life #chemistry #biochemistry...


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Christyna P. Oct 30, 2016 483 views

Would a minor in business be helpful for a degree in biochemistry?

I plan on working with an institution or company and I wanna know if a minor in business will be helpful. #business #chemistry...


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marie T. Oct 29, 2016 363 views

Is chemistry considered a difficult major?

I'm really interested in going into cosmetic chemistry but first I have to get my bachelor's in chemistry. I've heard that it is a difficult major and I just want to make sure. In no way will anyone's answer change my mind about what I want to be but I just want to make sure....


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Kris L. Oct 28, 2016 414 views

What is a day like for a chemist?

All through high school, my favorite science subject was chemistry. If I do decide to go into chemistry in college,I would want to know what a chemist does day by day and how they help out the community....


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Miranda R. Oct 27, 2016 544 views

Where do forensic scientists work?

I know that many forensic scientists work in laboratories and even police stations, but who hires them? Where would I go to to apply after I graduate from college? Is it through the government? Or are there private companies that can help with private parties? #science #biology #chemistry...

#government #courts #forensic-science

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Miranda R. Oct 27, 2016 518 views

How much room is there for me to grow?

I really enjoy team management too, so I was wondering if I would be able to be promoted or move up after so many years of experience. I would also need to know if a lot of team work goes on in the laboratory. #science #biology #management #chemistry #laboratory #team-leadership #teamwork...


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Miranda R. Oct 27, 2016 481 views

What does a regular work day of forensic scientists consist of?

I want to know how often I will be preforming experiments, collecting data, analyzing data, or collaborating with a team so that I know that it is the best fit for me. #science #biology #chemistry #criminology #laboratory #crime-scene-investigator #forensic-science...


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Miranda R. Oct 27, 2016 366 views

Are there only certain forensic scientists that are asked to go crime scenes to investigate and gather data?

I am physically disabled and I enjoy and prefer working in lab settings. I wouldn't be comfortable with going to crime scenes and having to be extra careful with my steps or worrying about how I will help gather evidence if I have to squat or be in positions that are difficult for me to get in....

#criminology #detective #crime-scene-investigator #science #biology #chemistry #forensic-science #laboratory

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Emma L. Oct 26, 2016 373 views

Best way to prep for College level science courses?

I want to prepare for college level science courses before I am enrolled in Fall 2017. How should I prepare? #chemistry...


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Mary B. Oct 26, 2016 381 views

How does one go about making advances and making developments in their research?

I have always pondered on the thought on how someone goes about their research. I have questioned how many things like how many hours do you spend studying the material, is it mostly theoretical, is it conceptual, do you have to prove it, how many times do you have to prove it? Many questions...

#research #science #chemistry

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Mary B. Oct 26, 2016 348 views

As a young woman preparing to enter the field as a Forensic Chemist, is there any specific obstacles I will face due to gender in this field?

I am a young woman looking into becoming a Forensic Chemist, and I have not researched enough about the topic to know if it was predominantly male or female. So my question here is there any specific obstacles I will face due to gender in this field? Will some situations be tougher to deal...

#chemistry #forensic

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Renata D. Oct 26, 2016 561 views

How much of math knowledge do you need to have in order to major in Biology?

I like science, such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology, but math is not my strong quality. #biology #mathematics #math #chemistry...


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Amanda M. Oct 25, 2016 958 views

With a forensic science degree with a concentration in biology, what is to be expected job-wise?

I intend to major in forensic science (biology, not chemistry), but even after quite a lot of research, I'm finding it quite difficult figuring out what exactly one does if they have biology as the concentration (for the major). I prefer biology over chemistry, so I'm just wondering if a major...

#forensic-analysis #crime-scene-investigator #forensics #biology #analyst #chemistry #laboratory #evidence

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Parker S. Oct 25, 2016 393 views

What are the challenges one faces in a STEM career?

I am a junior in high school and it is getting to that time where I need to seriously start considering my future. #science #biology #chemistry #physics #stem...