Chemical Engineering Requirements
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Chemical engineering is a multi-disciplinary branch of engineering that combines natural and experimental sciences (such as chemistry and physics), along with life sciences (such as biology, microbiology and biochemistry) plus mathematics and economics to design, develop, produce, transform, transport, operate and manage the industrial processes that turn raw materials into valuable products. Degree programs can be found at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels.
Chemical Engineering Careers
The career trajectory of people with a Chemical Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Chemical Engineering degrees have experience in is Chemical Engineer, followed by Chemist, Engineer, Biochemical Engineer, Chemical Technician, Petroleum Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Water Engineer, Sales Engineer, and Industrial Engineer.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
Chemical Engineering Salary
Chemical Engineering graduates earn on average $65k, putting them in the 95th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$50k|
|Median (average earners)||$65k|
|75th (top earners)||$75k|
Chemical Engineering Underemployment
Chemical Engineering graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||20%|