Advice For Recent Chemistry Graduates

What jobs can you get with a Chemistry degree?

Chemistry Graduates find themselves leaving university with a degree and looking for jobs where they can use their learnt practice and delve into their scientific field of choice. But one question on many graduates’ minds is what jobs are out there for them to apply for...

The answer to that is very broad, however we can simplify this into laboratory based roles, consultative based roles, commercial based roles or administrative based roles.

Here is an example list of Chemistry graduate jobs you could expect to find;

  • Analytical Chemist
  • BiochemistToxicologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Technologist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
  • Pharmacologist

How can a Chemistry Graduate get that edge they need in such a competitive job market?

As with the majority of all post graduate careers, it is much more attractive to employers if their candidate has postgraduate experience in a workplace. Having this level of expectation and experience of post graduate work puts you above the competition. 

Having a specialism within your chosen degree will increase your chances above those without, for the Chemistry graduate these could be; Organic, Inorganic, or Analytical chemistry.

Expected starting salary for Chemistry Graduate?

When getting your first post graduate job related to your degree, you would be expecting around the £20,000-£25,000 mark but this can vary depending on numerous variables. 

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