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Careers for Chemistry Majors

Student in LabThe good news is YOU CAN DO ANYTHING with a chemistry degree! After graduating from UT Chemistry Undergraduate Program, you can

  • Enter the work force as chemists in industry and government
    • Traditional jobs: synthetic chemist, medicinal chemist, polymer chemist, materials scientist, analytical chemist, geochemist, and the like. With specific concentration of study, you may also become a cement chemist, packing technologist, ethnobotanist, paleoclimatologist, astrobiologist, forensic scientist, or fragrance formulator. *
    • Non-traditional jobs: science writers, environmental and patent attorneys, technical writers, software designers, restaurant test kitchen researchers, information specialists, government policy analysts, etc.*
  • Proceed into careers as secondary school teachers: VolsTeach program.
  • Gain admission into one of the best chemistry graduate programs in the country.
  • Pursue studies in the health professions and law.

More Jobs Available on American Chemical Society Website…


*Alper, J. (2008). Why would you study chemistry? ACS Careers Website. Retrieved on 10/15/2010.

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