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Careers in Chemistry

For descriptions of the fields listed below (and many others) check out the American Chemical Society's Web page on careers in chemistry. In addition, the ACS page on chemistry career profiles provides real-life stories of chemists in a wide variety of fields.

Chemistry Fields

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Catalysis
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Forensic chemistry 
  • Inorganic chemistry 
  • Medicinal chemistry/drug design
  • Oil/petroleum chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry

Related Fields

  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemical sales
  • Enzymology
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Materials science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Science/Chemistry Education*
  • Technical/science writing
  • Toxicology

Professional Fields

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Patent Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary medicine

Government Agencies Who Hire Chemists (To Name a Few)

  • CIA
  • DEA
  • EPA
  • FBI
  • NIH
  • NIST
  • NSF
  • OSHA
  • USDA
  • US Military
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