Friday, April 11, 2008

Career in Chemistry

Career Opportunities for Majors in Chemistry

Chemistry is the science that deals with and investigates the composition, properties, and transformation of substances and various elementary forms of matter.
The chemistry major provides broad and comprehensive training in all areas of modern chemistry.
The program includes course work in the major subdisciplines of chemistry - inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical.
The curriculum is designed to permit the student a wide range of career choices including, but not limited to, chemistry, medicine, law, business, chemical physics, environmental science, and secondary school teaching.

A Sample of Related Occupations

Agricultural Scientist
Cooperative Extension Agent
Crime Lab Analyst
Environmental Health Specialist
Food Scientist/Technologist
Forensic Chemist
Industrial Hygienist
Medical Technologist
Occupational Safety Specialist
Patent Agent
Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
Quality Control Manager
Science Laboratory Technician
Specification Writer
Soil Scientist
Technical Writer
Water Purification Chemist
Water Scientist
Water/wastewater Plant Manager


Chemistry is the science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions.

Chemistry is the study of interactions of chemical substances with one another and energy
Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem), meaning "earth"[1]) is the science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions.[2] Historically, modern chemistry evolved out of alchemy following the chemical revolution (1773).
Chemistry is a physical science related to studies of various atoms, molecules, crystals and other aggregates of matter whether in isolation or combination, which incorporates the concepts of energy and entropy in relation to the spontaneity of chemical processes.

Disciplines within chemistry are traditionally grouped by the type of matter being studied or the kind of study. These include inorganic chemistry, the study of inorganic matter; organic chemistry, the study of organic matter; biochemistry, the study of substances found in biological organisms; physical chemistry, the energy related studies of chemical systems at macro, molecular and submolecular scales; analytical chemistry, the analysis of material samples to gain an understanding of their chemical composition and structure. Many more specialized disciplines have emerged in recent years, e.g. neurochemistry