On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Chemistry majors, skills Chemistry majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Chemistry program.
It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.
On the right is a comprehensive list of job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Chemistry.
- Problem Solving: Chemistry majors use logic, scientific thinking and knowledge of natural laws to solve problems.
- Observation & Analysis: Majors understand the composition, structure, properties, and transformations of natural and man-made substances.
- Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of the laboratory and computer controlled equipment is developed, along with expertise in setting up, standardizing and using scientific instruments.
Career-Related Web Sites
Chemistry Career Information
Offers links to career options for chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering.
Offers chemistry career options and links to engineering resources on the web.
Search links on building a chemistry career, review journals and magazines, or search chemistry databases.
The Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.
Conduct a job search, or explore employer profiles, the international grants finder, and career and recruitment features.
Science Professional Conduct a job search, research company profiles, or browse career links.
Career resource Web site for the chemical community and the place
for chemistry-related career development resources.
Chemistry & Industry Magazine
Search the job database or register to receive email job alerts.
Learn all about the opportunities in the field of chemistry.
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Academic Info : Chemistry
Health-Related Web Sites for Chemistry Majors
Northeast Assoc of Advisors for the Health Professions
This site provides links to a number of associations representing medical, osteopathic, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary schools.
The Student Doctor This commercial web site provides information and resources for applicants to medical school as well as current medical students. A particularly useful section provides feedback from applicants who have actually interviewed at specific medical schools.
A commercial web site that allows you to assess your chances of med school admissions by searching a database of medical school applicants and viewing where they were accepted. Although the database is somewhat small, this site may be worth a look.
A commercial web site with the interesting title of "Alex's Illicit Guide to Medical School Admissions" This site contains some useful information and links.
Medical Organizations for Chemistry Majors
Associations of American Medical Colleges
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
American Dental Association
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Major Pharmaceutical Firms with positions in research, sales, and management
Bausch & Lomb
Johnson & Johnson
Proctor & Gamble
American Home Products
Major Chemical Manufacturing Corporations
Air Products & Chemicals
Chemtura Corporation (formerly Crompton Corporation)
Cristal GlobalCytec Industries
Dupont Eastman Chemical
IMC Global Lubrizol
National Starch & Chemical Company
Rohm & Haas
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Links page.