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Love chemistry? Turn it into a career! Explore the wide range of careers that use chemistry in some way. Get started with these links and suggestions.

Careers & the Chemical Sciences
Check out different chemistry careers, meet chemists in the real world, and see where chemistry can take you!

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  • Visit a local lab, university, or other job location, such as a water treatment plant or crime laboratory, for a tour.
  • Shadow someone in a chemistry-related career for a day or two to observe the profession firsthand.
  • Invite several people involved in different chemistry-related careers to a Club meeting for a panel discussion. Each panel member could briefly describe his or her job and answer student questions.
  • Invite someone involved in a chemistry-related career to a Club meeting for a longer presentation, where they could possibly demonstrate what they do. Invite someone from your ACS local section! Find your local section.
  • Have Club members survey people in the community to ask “Do you use chemistry in your job? How?”
  • Explore the different Technical Divisions within ACS
  • Maintain a bulletin board or binder profiling different careers in the chemical field.

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