CAREERS IN CHEMISTRY - WHAT TO DO AFTER GRADUATION

Recent graduates have entered industries specializing in pharmaceuticals, personal care products, petroleum, and analytical services, and government agencies like NASA. The list of graduate schools accepting our majors is extensive. Many students go on to attend medical school or pharmacy school.

Given that all matter is made of molecules, chemists have an opportunity to work in a wide variety of fields. At VU, a number of our chemistry majors go on to graduate school or pursue an advanced degree in a health-related field as medical doctors, pharmacists, dentists, or vetinarians.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama has written a very nice summary of potential careers for chemists. The information can be found here.

The American Chemical Society has detailed information on the fields shown below.