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What Can I Do With a Major in‌

Chemistry? Chemistry continues to be one of science's most versatile majors: A chemistry major can do almost anything relating to science. Our graduates have gone on to careers in agricultural chemistry, environmental analysis, forensics, marketing, medical research, pharmaceutical drug discovery, polymer / materials science, teaching, just to mention a few. Others have pursued the medical professions, gaining entry into dental, medical, and veterinary schools. We encourage research-oriented students to pursue advanced degrees in chemistry or biochemistry, and recent graduates have obtained full fellowships in M.S. and Ph.D. programs at Duke University, Lehigh University, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, the Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Southern Mississippi University, University of Delaware, Washington University (St. Louis), and others. The Cedar Crest chemistry and biochemistry programs allow you to work closely with faculty to structure your academic program, carry out student-faculty research, gain an internship experience, obtain a summer research fellowship, work for the Department as a student instructional assistant, and enjoy the activities of the Chemistry Club, an American Chemical Society student affiliate group.

Skills Associated Chemistry Majors:

Manual dexterity Good vision Attention to detail Strong background in mathematics Proficiency in writing, reading, and memorization Ability to make observations and appropriate decisions based upon data Ability to use computers Ability to collect and organize data Operate Scientific Equipment

Sample Career Titles**: Agricultural Scientist Agronomist Anesthesiologist Assayer Biochemist Brewer Lab Assistant Cepalometric Analyst Ceramic Engineer Chemical Engineer Chemical Oceanographer Chemist Chemistry Technologist Clarifying Plant Operator College Professor Color Development Chemist Consumer Protection Crime Lab Analyst Cytotechnologist

Dentist Dietician Environmental Health Fire Protection Engineer Food and Drug Analyst Food Scientist Forensic Chemist Genetic Counselor Geneticist Geologist High School Teacher Hospital Administrator Hydrologist Industrial Health Engineer Industrial Hygienist Internist Laboratory Assistant Metallurgist

Molecular Biologist Nuclear Scientist Nutritionist Occupational Safety Patent Examiner Perfumer Pharmaceutical Sales Pharmacist Pharmacologist Physician Physicist Plastics Engineer Product Tester Quality Assurance Risk Manager Soil Scientist System Analyst Technical Writer


Technician Tissue Technologist Toxicologist

Underwater Technician Vector Control Assistant Veterinarian

**Some careers may require further training and/or educational degree.

Pharmaceutical Companies State/Federal Government College/Universities Chemical Companies Food Companies

Wastewater Treatment Chemist Water Purification

Some Employers of Chemistry Majors:

Textile Manufacturers Newspapers and Magazines Petroleum Refineries Mining Companies Food and Drug Administration

Professional Organizations for Chemistry Majors: American Chemical Society www.acs.org American Association for the Advancement of Science www.aaas.org

Websites for Chemistry Majors: The College Central Network www.collegecentral.com/cedarcrest

Health Care Recruitment http://healthcarerecruitment.com

Science Jobs http://jobs.newscientist.com

Chemical Week Magazine www.chemweek.com

O*NET OnLine www.onetonline.og

ChemWeb.com http://chemweb.com

Environmental Careers World Job Bank http://environmentalcareer.info

Science Careers www.sciencebuddies.org

Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov/ooh

CIRRUS—Chemistry Internet Resource for Research by Undergraduate Students http://pubs.acs.org

Pharmaceutical Careers http://hirerx.com

For More Information on Majoring in Chemistry Visit: Dr. Pamela Kistler, Chair Science Center 130 610-606-4666 ext. 3508 pkistle@cedarcrest.edu bit.ly/CCC-chemistry

www.ihirechemists.com

For More Information on Chemistry Careers Visit: Career Planning Center Allen House 610-606-4648 career@cedarcrest.edu www.cedarcrest.edu/career


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Skills Associated Chemistry Majors: Sample Career Titles**: Agricultural Scientist Agronomist Anesthesiologist Assayer Biochemist Brewer Lab...

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