Where Do Chemistry Majors Find Jobs?

Many chemistry graduates pursue careers that make direct use of their chemistry training. Other chemistry graduates pursue careers that make use of their analytical and technical skills. A degree in chemistry can also provide an educational foundation for admissions to professional schools or to advanced degrees in fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, business, engineering, etc.

  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Engineering, including Robotics
  • Environmental Protection Organizations
  • Federal Agencies, including NASA and Center for Disease Control
  • Forensic laboratories
  • High Schools
  • Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities
  • Industrial and Research Laboratories
  • Industries related to petroleum, coal, wood products, plastics, textiles, paint, fertilizers, pesticides, food, industrial organic and synthetic chemicals, mining, electronics, electrical, nuclear, gas, heat, or light energy, paint, cosmetics
  • Information Technologies
  • Law Firms
  • Medical Research Firms
  • Pharmaceutical Research Firms
  • Pharmaceutical Supply Companies
  • Publishing Firms, including Books, Scientific and Research Journal
  • Scientific Libraries
  • Waste Management Firms

IUPUI chemistry grads have been employed by:

  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Marion County Health Department
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Indiana University
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Dow Agrosciences
  • Covance Laboratories
  • Kelly Scientific Services
  • Purdue University

IUPUI chemistry grads have been accepted for post-graduate study at:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Harvard University: Biological and Biomedical Science Program
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • IU School of Medicine
  • New York University: Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.), 
  • Purdue University, W. Lafayette