Do you like science? Do you like Chemistry? Maybe a career in Chemistry is for you.
A Chemistry degree provides an opportunity for many doors to be opened. Salaries for Chemistry degree holders is also very competitive. A B.S. Chemist can expect to make 30-40k/year depending on location to start. Salaries at about 40-55k/year for a Masters degree (M.S.) Chemist and another 50-75k/year for the Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree holder. Salaries are generally the greatest in the private sector (Industry) and less for government jobs and teaching positions. Location is a very important factor in determining the salary you'll earn.
Being a Chemist isn't always about being a researcher in the lab. Many careers are available to the holder of a degree in Chemistry. Sales, Law, Teaching, Forensics, Pharmacy, Medicine, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Marketing, Consulting, Environmental Protection, and the list goes on. Coordination with a Chemistry Program advisor can help you tailor your program to help you toward your goal. Mr. David Riffe (2002 Graduate shown below) combined a Chemistry Degree and a Business Minor and is currently a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. for Pfizer.
Click HERE for a general diagram of just some of the possibilities.
The American Chemical Society also has a ton of information. Click HERE for more info about career options.
Feel free to contact any of the faculty for more information.
Mr. David Riffe presenting research at the Posters at the Capitol in Frankfort (2002). He also presented research at the National American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans. He is a 2002 graduate of MSU in Chemistry and is current a pharmaceutical sales rep. for Pfizer.