Chemistry Major Salary and Chemistry BS Jobs What are some BS in Chemistry jobs and chemistry salary averages?

A chemistry degree will help you develop problem solving, analytic reasoning, critical thinking, and research skills that will prepare you for your career after HCU in academia or industry. Common chemistry careers include toxicologist, water chemist, analytical chemist, organic chemist, forensic scientist, pharmacologist, and educator, but the skills described above make chemistry majors marketable across a wide range of fields.

Demand for jobs with a major in chemistry

Chemistry salary - Chemists doing chemistry experimentsChemistry majors are in demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment in mathematical science occupations to grow 5% between 2019 and 2029, which is higher than average for all occupations. HCU’s Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree prepares students for job placement and success through curricula, laboratory experiences, research projects, and internships.

Chemistry salary information

Chemistry jobs can also be very lucrative.  According to the BLS, the median annual salary for chemistry-related occupations is $79,300. The salary analyst website outlines the average base chemistry salary information for various chemistry specializations:

  • Engineering chemistry salary: $75,750
  • Biochemistry salary: $61,862
  • Analytical chemistry salary: $56,462
  • Forensic chemistry: $53,073
  • Cosmetic chemistry salary (foundation chemistry salary): $56,836
  • Medicinal chemistry salary: $92,455
  • Organic chemistry salary: $61,277
  • Geochemistry salary: $69,242
  • Food chemistry salary: $55,955
  • Environmental chemistry salary: $59,500

Graduate opportunities for superior chemistry jobs

In addition to preparing you for success in the job market, the solid foundation and skills you develop as a chemistry major can also prepare you well for graduate studies in chemistry, which will lead you to a wider range of opportunities and higher salary. HCU’s College of Science and Engineering offers specialized advising for students planning to continue their education in medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, or an engineering school.

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