What does a chemist do? Unlike a lot of other fields where careers paths are more obvious, many students and the public at large are unaware of the diverse paths available to students with chemistry degrees. This is at least partially due to the fact that chemists do so many different things. Understanding chemistry prepares students many careers, such as those listed below:
See also: American Chemical Society Careers - This page has information on different types of chemistry-related careers, skills required, salary information, plus helpful areas for job seekers (resume help, etc.) and a nation-wide job posting site.
Where have recent chemistry graduates gone after graduation?
Click on the list below to see profiles of UST Chemistry alumni in some of the above roles.
Jobs of Some UST Chemistry Alumni:
Employment with companies such as 3M, Eli Lilly, General Mills, Cargill, Dow, EcoLab, H.B. Fuller, Cima, IBM, Kodak, and more.
Employment of Chemists by Industry
(source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
|Research and Testing Laboratories||17.8%|
|Education / Outreach||7.4%|
|Soaps / Hygiene / Cleaning Products||4.1%|
|Polymers / Materials||3.7%|
|Public Util. / Transportation||2.5%|