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  • Careers in Chemistry Jobs and Opportunties for Chemists
  • Biochemists
    • Study chemical processes and chemical transformations in living organisms.
    • This includes biological process, the effects of chemicals to living organisms, food, and drugs.
    • They could be researchers in biotechnology laboratories. They could also work in the medical field, food and drug industry, agriculture and for health agencies.
  • Biochemists
  • Analytical Chemists
    • Analytical chemists typically use a diverse range of methods to investigate the chemical nature of substances. They identify and understand the substance and how it behaves in different conditions.
    • The techniques are more on measurement and quantifying materials then observing effects and behavior.
  • Analytical Chemists
    • Analytical chemists may be involved in :
    • chemical or forensic analysis
    • process development
    • product validation
    • quality control
    • toxicology
    • drug formulation and development
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Forensic Chemists
    • They apply chemistry in law enforcement, solving crimes and even in failure of products and process where substances are involved.
    • They also help in the sequencing of events in a crime or incident by checking the remains of materials.
  • Forensic Chemists
    • Some techniques in Forensic Science where chemistry is applied:
    • DNA Tests, Paraffin Tests (Gunshot Residue)
    • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (used in identifying unknown substances, fire and explosives investigation, and drug detection)
    • Luminol Chemiluminescence (Blood traces)
  • Forensic Chemists
  • Inorganic Chemists
    • Conduct researches on substances that do not have carbon (inorganic compounds).
    • They are more on metals, salts, bases and inorganic acids.
    • Inorganic compounds are mostly salts and they are naturally synthesize in the environment without the intervention of a living organism.
  • Inorganic Chemists
    • The nature of their work is more on manufacturing and industry of metals, inorganic chemicals and minerals.
    • Innovations of their work contributes more on factories, construction materials and in industrial settings.
  • Organic Chemists
    • Conduct researches on carbon based substances, hydrocarbons and their derivatives.
    • Usually these substances are related to living organisms. Substances may be derived or have resemblance to substances found in life forms.
    • Organic compounds are structurally diverse.
    • The range of application of organic compounds is enormous.
  • Organic Chemists
    • They work more on innovations of food and drugs as well as in producing materials from organic substances.
    • A larger scope is working in the medical field where in organic matter is involved.
    • They also contribute in agriculture and livestock industries.
  • Physical Chemists
    • Conduct researches about the behavior and physical properties of matter.
    • They are more on observing the physics (radiation, motion and different forms of energy) of matter.
    • They observe matter in an atomic level dealing with particles.
  • Physical Chemists
    • Their usually employed in nuclear power plants.
    • Their researches contributes in improving technology and products.
    • They do the theoretical explanations and calculations to be applied in a certain technology. They also perform experiments for these cases.
  • Physical Chemists
  • Chemical Engineer
    • They work in the chemical industry taking part of the conversion of raw materials to commercial chemicals, materials and substances.
    • They apply Physics and Chemistry in creating machineries and in the development of processes of converting materials to something valuable.
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Pharmacists
    • They are Health Professionals wherein they are more involved with pharmaceutical drugs.
    • They measure and dispense medicines and see to it that they are appropriate for the patient.
    • They also orient and give instructions on the proper usage and effects of a certain drug.
    • They are now also involved in research and improvements of medicines.
  • Pharmacists
  • Other Careers
    • Chemical Technician – Works under a supervision of a Chemist. They maintain the apparatuses and chemicals related to chemical laboratory work.
    • Industrial Research Chemist – Searches for improving products and gadgets that involves chemicals and chemical processes.
  • References
    • http://portal.acs.org
    • Wikipedia.org
    • About.com
    • http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos049.htm
    • (Bureau of Labor Statistics: United States Department of Labor)
    • Google Search