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What can I do with my degree? Chemical Engineering

March 27, 2017 
Sally Hall


With a Chemical Engineering degree you can work at the cutting-edge of science whilst earning some of the highest salaries of all the engineering fields.


Your degree will open up a wide range of careers from research and development to managing the safety implications and environmental impact of certain activities.


Your skills will allow you to turn raw materials into the usable materials that various industries use to create things.


People across a lot of industries rely a great deal upon what chemical engineers can do, so you'll have a lot of fields to choose from – pharmaceutical, energy, biomedical, process plants, food and drink, and more. This means you'll have a lot of career possibilities after you get your chemical engineering degree.


Engineering jobs encompass many areas of science; so chemical engineers must keep their scientific skills up to date.
Because of the specialist nature of the job role salaries in the field are high with a typical starting salary in the US being $59,470 with salaries reaching as high as $157,160. The median salary earning by chemical engineers is $97,360 per year.


Postgraduate study is not essential to enter into the chemical engineering industry but a Masters qualification can help further your career, in particular, in the research areas of the industry or help you progress to higher positions.


Postgraduate study is a good way to help secure employment for people who have a degree in a different field of engineering, or a related subject like chemistry or polymer science.


Graduate training schemes are available with many employers straight after your Bachelors degree.


Many universities across the world offer quality undergraduate degree courses in chemical engineering including Qatar University, University of New Brunswick and the University of Windsor.


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