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Career opportunities

Chemical principles govern most aspects of our daily lives, from the food we eat to the technology we take for granted. Sound training in chemistry leads to employment not only as a chemist, but in many other fields. In addition to helping gain chemical knowledge, a chemistry degree helps develop your analytical, problem-solving and communications skills.

Our Chemistry graduates work in many types of careers. While some jobs required additional  professional study, here's a sample of Dalhousie Chemistry graduates' career choices:

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