Great Careers

Chemistry majors have a variety of possible career choices available to them upon graduation. Career choices include, but are not limited to:

Graduate school - Many students choose to continue their study in a particular field of interest with an advanced degree.

Professor - To teach chemistry on a collegiate level, an advanced degree is required.

Biotechnology - Biotechnology depends on the ability to alter chemical structures for materials and organisms like agriculture, livestock, pharmaceuticals or other industries.

Chemical Information Specialist - This job requires managing technical chemical information for researchers, industry professionals, students and professors.

Inorganic/Organic/Physical Chemistry - These professions usually require an advanced degree.

Research Specialist - Government agencies, private industries, pharmaceutical companies and independent researchers look for students with a solid science foundation.

Clinical Work (Physician, dentist, optometry, therapist, nurse, physician's assistant, veterinary, etc.) - A degree in chemistry lays a solid foundation for any medical career. Students interested in further medical training have the option of joining JBU's pre-medical program.

Missions or Humanitarian Work - Students can easily use their knowledge in chemistry for non-profit organizations that deal with agricultural, ecological or environmental community development.

Ecology - Students majoring in chemistry may wish to pursue a career in ecology or related fields. Forestry, environmental management, renewable energy or environmental research are all possible options for those interested in the field of ecology.

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Chemistry graduates from JBU can be found in a variety of careers including:

  • Physicians
  • Orthodontists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physicians Assistants
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medical Technology
  • College Professors
  • High School Teachers
  • Missionaries
  • Naturalists
  • Community Development