Career Resources by Discipline/Major


What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Chemistry from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Agriculture and Food Science Technicians
Agricultural and Food Scientists
Biochemist and Biophysicists
Chemical Technician
Chemists and Material Scientists
Dietitian and Nutritionist
Environmental Scientist and Specialist
Forensic Scientist Technicians
High School Teacher
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Post-Secondary Teacher
Quality Control Inspector
Technical Writer

Other Job Titles:
Agricultural Chemist
Cereal Chemist
Computational Chemist
Consumer Safety Officer
Food Chemist
Materials Chemist
Organic Chemist
Patent Agent
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Polymer Chemist
Soil Chemist
Water Chemist

Additional Resources - Careers in Chemistry

Vault Downloadable Guides Vault Guide to Library Careers

  • Vault Guide to Biotech
  • Vault Guide to Environmental Careers
  • Vault Guide to Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.



The Career Center
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Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
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Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459

Department of Chemistry

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups

Related resources: chemistry book cover

Learn more about careers in chemistry by visiting the career resource library.

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