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    Hi i want to do chemistry at uni and i was wondering is their good job opportunities available after chemistry and are they well paid jobs,
    thanks for any help
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    yeah, you can get into many jobs such as finance and accounting and obviously chemistry related jobs which can pay well.
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    obs directly related to your degree

    * Analytical chemist - uses a diverse range of high tech methods to investigate the chemical nature of substances. The aim of the work is to identify and understand substances and how they behave under different conditions.
    * Clinical biochemist - detects changes in the complex biochemistry of blood and other bodily fluids and tissues and advises clinicians and GPs on the use of tests, diagnosis of disease, and planning and progress of treatment.
    * Forensic scientist - analyses samples in relation to crimes and writes reports which are presented as evidence in court which may link a suspect with the scene of the crime, the victim or the weapon.
    * Research scientist (physical sciences) - develops an understanding of materials and processes by gathering information and generating knowledge through both theoretical and experimental research. The work is often divided into pure research, conducted for interest or to improve understanding without an additional purpose, and applied research, which contributes to the development of a commercially exploitable product.
    * Chemical development engineer - creates and develops industrial processes to make a range of products including fuels, food and drink, artificial fibres, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, etc.
    * Scientific journalist - researches, writes and edits scientific news articles and features for professional publications, specialist scientific journals and the general media.
    * Toxicologist - carries out laboratory and field studies to identify, monitor and evaluate the impact of toxic materials and radiation on human and animal health and the environment. Toxicologists work within industrial, pharmaceutical, forensic, clinical and regulatory fields.
    * Process engineer - concerned with chemical and biochemical processes in which raw materials undergo change and the work involves scaling up processes from the laboratory into the processing plant.

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    Jobs where your degree would be useful

    * Patent attorney - obtains and enforces intellectual property rights on behalf of inventors or organisations. Most patent attorneys work either in private firms of patent attorneys or in large manufacturing organisations. Chemists may tend to specialise in pharmaceutical patent law.
    * Environmental consultant - works with clients to assess contamination, carries out environmental impact assessment and environmental audit, offers waste management advice, and develops environmental policy and environmental management systems.
    * Secondary school teacher, Further education lecturer or Higher education lecturer - as well as teaching the subject to students, lecturers in particular may also undertake academic or industry research and may be involved in school or departmental management.
    * Chartered certified accountant - responsible for financial reporting, taxation, auditing, forensic accountancy, corporate finance and insolvency - suited to chemists because of the numerical and analytical content of their degree
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    I'm planning to do something chemistry-related at uni too
    From what I've been reading, there are lots of jobs available - but they largely depend on what you specialise in. Forensic science, biochemistry, scientific research, geology, green chemistry, environmental science, and of course the unrelated ones like finance are just a few examples
    [sorry if this is a crap reply, it's 20 to 2 in the morning and I'm shattered]
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    Damn, the guy above me beat me with a much better answer! hehe
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    Try these links:

    http://www.payscale.com/research/UK/...emistry/Salary

    http://www.payscale.com/research/UK/...emistry/Salary

    http://www.payscale.com/research/UK/...neering/Salary
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    A chemistry degree is pretty versatile, you can choose to go into chemistry specific jobs or unrelated non-specific careers. I have friends who have gone into quite a few different areas such as research, journalism, finance, managment etc. If you want to get good salaries in scientific fields then I'd suggest you get yourself a higher degree.
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    (Original post by boomercon)
    Hi i want to do chemistry at uni and i was wondering is their good job opportunities available after chemistry and are they well paid jobs,
    thanks for any help
    don't forget being a chemistry teacher
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    does anyone think it'd be better to be a chemical engineer
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    How much could you earn, if you had a pHD in chemistry as compared with that of Masters degree in chemistry?
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    A chemistry degree is pretty versatile, you can choose to go into chemistry specific jobs or unrelated non-specific careers. I have friends who have gone into quite a few different areas such as research, journalism, finance, managment etc. If you want to get good salaries in scientific fields then I'd suggest you get yourself a higher degree.
    What do you mean by a "higher degree"? Any examples?
 
 
 
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