A qualification in chemistry opens doors to a wide range of careers. Chemistry is involved in our everyday lives and there is a vast range of jobs and careers open to those who have studied chemistry at any level; great career opportunities exist both inside and outside the lab. From finding solutions to climate change to finding new medicines and even creating new materials, chemistry is vital.
There are so many areas of human and animal health – developing medicines, cutting air pollution, working in antibiotic resistance, progressing medical devices and prosthetics – in which chemistry plays a vital role, prolonging and improving life.
Chemical scientists with their eye on the bigger picture: meet those who work to relieve the increasing pressures on the world’s resources.
A collection of short videos showcasing chemical science careers that challenge current thinking.
Chemical scientists sparking change: video profiles from industry, research, business and education.
Real-life stories from real-life chemical scientists. Find out what jobs in chemistry can involve and the qualifications that will get you there.
So many fields, so many jobs. A chemistry qualification can lead to work you may never have thought of. Discover more about the areas you can work.
Studying chemistry gives you skills that a wide range of sectors are looking for. Here are just a few examples.
A guide to chemical scientists’ salaries, based on real-life evidence. Plus find out how to learn more.
There’s nothing like hands-on experience. Here’s how to find it, with a list of organisations you can contact.
You’ve got a chemistry A-level or equivalent but will it help you study medicine, dentistry or pharmacy – or become a vet?