Career Paths

Career Paths

A chemistry degree from Plymouth State prepares students for a wide variety of career options in each profession. Plymouth State University focuses on several concentrations within the program:

  • Chemistry: Chemistry majors study the nature of all physical things, develop new products and processes, or monitor processes involved in making various products.¬† Chemists typically work for private businesses, government agencies, or educational institutions.

For more information, visit Career Services in the Global Education Office.

Sample Job Titles

  • Air Quality¬†Engineer
  • Biochemist
  • College Professor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Instrumentation Specialist
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physicist
  • Research Chemist
  • Risk Manager
  • Technical Writer

See the U.S. Department of Labor Outlook for a complete list.

Useful Skills for Jobs in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Fields

  • Ability to analyze cause and effects
  • Proficiency in analytical reasoning
  • Strong mathematical background
  • Ability to organize and memorize detailed information
  • Strong organization skills