Chemical Engineers apply the principles of biology, physics, chemistry and math to problems involving products, manufacturing and production. Increasing numbers of companies require the synthesis and processing of chemicals and materials that the discipline brings. Chemical, energy and oil industries depend on chemical engineers, but pharmaceutical, electronic device fabrication, environmental engineering and biotechnology, to name a few, are also providing increased options. A thorough grasp of engineering and scientific principles is needed and qualifications include bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees.
Top jobs in Chemical Engineering include: Manufacturing Engineer, Senior Scientist and R&D Engineer.