Chemistry deals with research and knowledge about chemicals, either artificial or toxic substances, or ones composed in physical things. They have developed new synthetic fibers, paints, adhesives, drugs, cosmetics, electronic components, lubricants, and many other products. Advances in medicine, agriculture, food processing, and other areas have been influenced by the research on the chemistry of living things. Many chemists work in research, in either basic or applied, development, or in investigation of laws that govern the combination of elements. Basic research investigates the properties, composition, and structure of matter, and applied research creates new products or improves old ones.
General ChemistryMaterials ChemistryPre-Medical Professions
Minor in Chemistry
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Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree
General Career Directions
According to the
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Summer 2011Salary
Survey, beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Chemistry, on an average, start at about $41,973 a year.
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Science and math
Attending to data
and in groups
Oral and written
majors should also develop skills involving planning and the ability to adapt
teaching methods and modalities to the various learning styles of students
Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships
and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences,
research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and
most importantly job databases.American Association for Clinical Chemistry American Chemical SocietyAmerican Institute of Chemical EngineersCouncil for Chemical ResearchAmerican Nuclear Society
or Databases http://www.chemistryjobs.com/http://www.chemjobs.net/http://www.environmentalcareer.com/http://www.medzilla.com./http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.htmlhttp://www.newscientistjobs.com/jobs/default.aspx http://www.organic-chemistry.org/jobs/http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/http://www.sciencejobs.org/
Local Programs -
Master Science in Chemistry and other related programsFlorida Atlantic
UniversityUniversity of Central FloridaUniversity of FloridaUniversity of MiamiUniversity of West
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of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida
offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
Investigative; Realistic; Enterprising (IRE)
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