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Careers in chemistry

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