There is a vast range of jobs in which you can make use of your Chemistry degree. Historically students who graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry leave to work in the following sectors (approximate % of students given, data from 2010):
There are many ways to find out more about jobs. Here are some ideas:
- Talk to older students who are actively looking for jobs about where they are looking and what their experiences have been.
- Go to the career fairs for science Masters and Ph.D. students. These are typically held in September and are organized by the career center, which has many useful resources for finding jobs.
- Talk to your advisor. Ask him/her what jobs are available in your particular field, if you wish to continue in it.
- Fully utilize departmental career events, such as the Fall ACS Career Workshop and scheduled industry information and interview sessions.