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Your Future in Chemistry

The future is bright for chemists. The study of chemistry is excellent preparation for many careers, both in the laboratory and beyond.

Chemistry is the study of substances in our world, such as paper and ink, the food we eat, the gasoline we use in our cars, and the rubber in our tires. Because the study of chemistry imparts skills and knowledge valued in the job market, the employment outlook for chemists is promising, with a very low unemployment rate for U.S. chemists. Continued growth in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and nanotechnology signals an increasing demand for chemists during the coming decade.

The Chemistry Department at Carthage prepares students for a wide range of careers and graduate school programs.

Where do Carthage chemistry graduates work?

  • University of Illinois-Chicago — Lab Technician
  • State of Georgia Crime Lab — Chemist
  • Rustoleum — Research/QA Scientist
  • Sigma Aldrich — Research/QA Scientist
  • DuPont — Research/QA Scientist
  • SC Johnson — Research/QA Scientist
  • Johnson Diversey — Research/QA Scientist
  • Nalco — Research/QA Scientist
  • Hospira — Research/QA Scientist
  • Agilent Technologies — Software Analyst
  • Kraft Foods — Research Scientist
  • EPIC — Analyst

What graduate programs do Carthage chemistry graduates attend?

Graduate Schools

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of New Mexico (Explosives Chemistry)
  • Emory University

Medical Schools

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Rosalind Franklin Medical School
  • Des Moines Podiatry School

Pharmacy Schools

  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Concordia University

Engineering Schools

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Michigan Tech

Veterinary School

  • University of Illinois

Possible career paths

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Development Chemist
  • Physician
  • Polymer Chemist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Attorney
  • Research Chemist
  • Pharmacist
  • Science Librarian
  • Science Editor/Illustrator
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Consultant
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Veterinarian


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