What Can You Do with a Chemical Engineering Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with a chemical engineering degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a chemical engineering degree?

Just look around you and try to visualize all the chemical engineers working behind the scenes. Picture the manufacturing of all that plastic you see. Picture the paper mills. Imagine the chemical engineers behind your shampoo, the potato chip you’re munching on, the ink in your printer, the varnish on your floors, and the tires on your car. Chemical engineers leave their marks everywhere!

So it’s no surprise that those chemical engineering degrees find many employment opportunities, and often for an excellent wage. Some chemical engineers go to work in chemical manufacturing. Some go into pulp and paper. Some go into pharmaceuticals. Some work in agriculture. Some work with natural gas, coal, or oil. Some go into plastics manufacturing. Some are working to create new sources of energy. Some work to invent new materials, which leads to new technologies, and even more jobs.

For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Careers you can get with a degree in chemical engineering include:

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Consultant Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Power Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Researcher
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