At a Glance
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Careers for Chemistry Majors
- Patent Lawyer
- Environmental Chemist
- Perfume and Cosmetics Chemist
- Forensic Chemist
- Quality Control Chemist
- Pharmaceutical Chemist
- Art Museum Chemist/Restorer
- Science Policy Advisor
- Medicinal Chemist
- Science Teacher
A chemistry major’s typical starting salary is $45,860. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $74,210.
*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.
Job Titles of People with Chemistry Degrees
- Director of Biomaterials Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital NMR Center
- Senior Director of Business Development, Dynogen Pharmaceuticals
- Supervisor of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, ABB Combustion Engineering Nuclear Operations
- Research Scientist, D.E. Shaw Research, LLC
- Senior Scientist in High Throughput Synthesis, PTC Therapeutics
- Chemist, Xerox Corp.
- Analytical Chemist, Validation Resources
- Wine Chemist, Napa Valley
- Chemical Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
- Quality Control Chemist, Valvoline Oil
- Chemist, Intel Corp.