In addition to professional work and graduate study in chemistry, a chemistry major can establish a foundation for careers in a number of fields: e.g., engineering, health-related fields, law and technically related businesses. Graduate and professional schools in the medical sciences require a strong background in chemistry.
Recent Albion College graduates with a degree in Chemistry have found jobs in a variety of fields. A few of those positons include:
- Chemical sales representative (Brenntag Great Lakes)
- Research assistant (St. John Hospital and Medical Center)
- High school chemistry teacher
- Patent lawyer (Dow Chemical)
- Quality control metallurgist (Severstal Steel)
Recent Albion College graduates in Chemistry have also continued their education in a variety of medical, dental, biochemical and chemical graduate programs.
For additional information on careers in chemistry, the American Chemical Society website provides useful resources:
Here's an article about how chemists are needed in hospitals and medical centers.
Careers in Chemistry (PDF) - Information about the use of chemical education in various careers.
Careers Checklist - Advice on things you should consider doing in your junior and senior years (thanks to Cliff Harris).
Some good "How To" Tips - How to Write CVs, get the most from a career fair. Check it out!
Ann Arbor USA - Career Services
"Off-Campus Programs for Chemistry" is a brochure available from the Albion College Center for International Education. Programs in chemistry are available in Scotland, Tennessee, Ireland, Australia, and England.