Working in Industry

Industry is the main source of employment for chemists.  This section focuses on determining the goodness of fit between a job seeker and industry, finding a job, and then making a successful application.  It includes attention to both traditional laboratory positions and other positions outside the lab where chemists can and have made a contribution to industry.

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Career Pathways - Industry

Trends in Industrial Employment

A search for a job in industry should begin with an analysis of current and projected trends in employment in that sector, so the job seeker can target areas of projected higher demand.


What Do Chemists in Industry Do?

Although many chemists work in traditional laboratory positions, industry offers a variety of other ways that chemists can contribute.


Industrial Resume and Resume Portfolio