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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Typical employers - Chemistry

The main employers of chemistry graduates are in the chemical and related industries, such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, petrochemicals, toiletries, plastics and polymers. However, those who studied chemistry may enter many different sectors including the food and drink industry, utilities and research, health and medical organisations and scientific research organisations and agencies.

Skills for your CV

As well as developing excellent laboratory techniques, you'll gain specific knowledge in the traditional fields of chemistry. As chemistry overlaps with other subjects, you'll pick up skills that are useful in biology and medicine, physics and engineering, and geology and earth science.
Chemistry's also studied in an environmental and social context, so you'll gain awareness of its ethical implications and issues relating to environmental impact and sustainability.

As well as developing strong mathematical/numerical ability, you'll have transferable skills, including:
  • analysis and problem-solving;
  • time management and organisation;
  • written and oral communication;
  • monitoring/maintaining records and data;
  • teamwork;
  • IT and technology.

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