Job Opportunities

Holding a key position between mathematical and physical sciences on one side, and life sciences on the other, Chemistry offers many career opportunities. Our graduates routinely find jobs in their chosen fields. Salaries of all chemists have been steadily increasing in recent years, according to American Chemical Society statistics. Some of the many career opportunities include:

● Graduate Studies (in chemistry, biochemistry, biotech, marine sciences, microelectronics, and environmental and health sciences),

● Chemical Research and Development (in industrial and governmental laboratories),

● Professional Schools (dental, medical, pharmacy and veterinary schools),

● Forensics such as SLED labs,

● Environmental Areas (DHEC or other government agencies),

● Non-Research Industrial Opportunities (production supervision, chemical marketing, technical sales and service, and raw materials inventory and control), and

● Teaching (in both secondary and higher education, with appropriate additional education).