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Chemistry/Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry are involved in, and directly affect, every area of life and society. Because of this, chemistry/biochemistry graduates are in high demand in a variety of career fields. For those considering a career in chemistry or biochemistry, the career paths are abundant in choice. In addition to the typical careers such as scientific/laboratory research and the chemical industry, graduates are also finding success in fields such as environmental protection and corporate industry. Additionally, undergraduate students majoring in chemistry and/or biochemistry receive instruction, including laboratory experience, in all areas of chemistry that provides a necessary background for postgraduate studies in the areas of medicine and other advanced sciences.


Career Opportunities

  • Agronomist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Ceramic Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Consumer Protection Specialist
  • Dietitian
  • Educator
  • Food and Drug Analyst
  • Food Technologist
  • Geneticist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Industrial Health Engineer
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Metallurgist
  • Nuclear Scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Patent Examiner
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist Sales Representative
  • Physicist
  • Researcher
  • Sanitarian
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist

Related Skills


Hiring Institutions

  • Business Corporatioms
  • Chemical Industries
  • Colleges & Schools
  • Consulting Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Food Product Companies
  • Hospitals/Medical Clinics
  • Manufacturing Organizations
  • Libraries, Medical/Technical
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Medical-Supply Companies
  • Mining Companies
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Paper Manufacturers
  • Petroleum Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Professional/Technical Journals
  • Research and Development Firms
  • Utility Companies

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

The University of Oklahoma Chemistry Department
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Biotech Jobs