Career opportunities

Where Dalhousie graduate studies in chemistry can take you

As someone with a graduate degree in chemistry, you are well placed to work in a supervisory position in a lab or research facility, but advanced training in chemistry can lead to employment in many other fields, such as:

  • Process chemist in a chemical plant
  • Occupational health and safety officer
  • Patent lawyer
  • Research laboratory chemist
  • Forensic laboratory scientist
  • Art conservation officer
  • Polymer chemist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • School teacher
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Pulp and paper research scientist
  • Agricultural scientist
  • University professor
  • Geochemist
  • Scientific instrument development and service technician
  • Metallurgical analyst
  • Biotechnologist

Alumni stories

Where they are now

Several alumni have supplied the Department of Chemistry with career profiles that illustrate just how diverse the opportunities can be for a graduate with a Dalhousie Chemistry Degree.