Careers in Chemistry

Chemistry Future Students


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What is Chemistry?

Think you know what you’re made of? Look closely — very close — and you’ll begin to see that it’s more than meets the eye. Chemistry is the science of understanding these building blocks. It spans all aspects of our lives, from our health and nutrition to the management of an environmentally sustainable world. You’ll study the composition and properties of matter, how it reacts and transforms, and how we can use those changes to create new substances.


Make an Impact

Chemists play a role in dealing with many challenges we face, including pollution, fresh water scarcity, food production, and vaccine and drug development. A biochemist may devote their life to discovering cancer treatments with decreased side effects, while an environmental chemist could research ways to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals that enter our lakes. At the molecular level, the potential for meaningful discoveries is endless.


Career Opportunities

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospitals
  • Government Laboratories
  • Forensics, Police Laboratories
  • Universities, Colleges, Schools
  • Agriculture
  • Mining, Forestry, and Fisheries


For further information on the exciting world of Chemistry, please reference the links below.