Chemistry

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Agricultural/Agrichemical Development
  • Chemical Engineer*
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist*
  • Consultant
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Testing
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Fuel & Energy Conversion
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Materials Scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Pharmacist*
  • Pollution Analysis
  • Product Development
  • Professor/Teacher*
  • Property/Patent Law*
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Research Equipment Design
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Technical Writing
  • Testing & Analysis

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Agriculture/Food Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Chemical Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Hospitals and Medical Labs
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Research Labs
  • Public Health Departments

Minnesota Employers

  • 3M
  • Beckman Coulter
  • BioAmber, Inc.
  • Cargill
  • Cold Spring Brewery
  • Fehr Solutions
  • General Mills
  • Gradient Technology
  • Lifecore Biomedical
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medtox
  • MN State Institutions
  • Pace Analytical
  • R&D Systems
  • University of Minnesota
  • Xcel Energy  

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$41,000-$72,800

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Determined
  • Inquisitive
  • Intelligent
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Keen sense of observation
  • Patience
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong math and science background
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team player
  • Tenacity
  • Willing to work long hours