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Chemical Engineer
Chemical engineers solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals and other products.
Average Pay:     Qualifications: $64,800 - $108,000
The Job
Chemical engineers design equipment and processes for large-scale chemical manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production. Chemical engineers work in producing energy, electronics, food, clothing, healthcare and biotechnology.
Work Environment
Indoor office or laboratory environment.
College Majors
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
Minimum Qualifications
Chemical engineers apply principles of physics, mathematics, and mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as chemistry. Some specialize in nanomaterials.
Personality traits helpful for this career
Engineers should be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail oriented. They should be able to work as part of a team and to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Quick Facts
    Compensation and Outlook
    There will be employment growth for chemical engineers in service-providing industries, such as professional, scientific, and technical services, particularly for research in energy, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
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