Chemical Engineering

Carter Carlson


Addresses issues related to chemical production, transformation of raw materials, and chemical use. I might be interested in pursuing this career field because I really like chemicals and science.

Typical Work Activities

  1. Your job duties as a chemical engineer would include researching new methods of manufacturing chemicals, creating the process by which gas or liquid components are separated, gathering estimates of the cost of production and designing and implementing safety procedures for employees working with potentially hazardous substances.

Starting Salary

The starting salary of a chemical engineer is $66,400. Of the ten majors with the highest starting salaries, six are in a branch of engineering. Chemical Engineering being number 2.

Education Needed

Chemical Engineers must have a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. Employers value experience very highly.