The things you learn during your degree will be transferable to many different careers.

What job can you get with a chemistry degree?

Most chemistry graduates go on to become chemists, materials scientists, and chemical technicians. Chemistry grads also go on to become biochemists and forensic science technicians. Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a chemistry degree will be useful:

What is the job market for chemistry degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for chemistry graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of chemistry graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 2% less than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Chemistry Grads
Employed79.1%
Unemployed0.8%
Underpaid20.1%
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