What jobs can I do?

A chemistry qualification opens the door to a wide range of careers options, both in and out of the lab

There are endless interesting and rewarding science-based jobs available including ones you might not have thought of. Chemical scientists make a difference everyday:

  • Changing lives by discovering new medicines and medical devices
  • Fixing the future by finding ways to cope with increasing pressures on energy, food, water and other scarce natural resources and to live more sustainably
  • Innovating industry by developing sustainable products and materials, and improving processes
  • Challenging opinions through promoting scientific research and lobbying for policy changes
  • Being the catalyst by inspiring others through teaching chemistry
  • Other areas you probably hadn’t considered

For more ideas check out these websites

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Being the catalyst

Chemical scientists sparking change: video profiles from industry, research, business and education.

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Challenging opinions

A collection of short videos showcasing careers in chemical science that challenge current thinking.

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Changing lives

Be inspired and informed by our videos profiling people whose chemistry careers are changing people’s lives.

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Innovating industry

Video snapshots of real-life chemical scientists who are using their skills to help improve how industry runs.

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Fixing the future

Chemical scientists with their eye on the bigger picture: meet those who work to relieve the increasing pressures on the world’s resources.