Chemical Engineer

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Chemical engineers are involved in the design, modification and operation of processes to produce the things we rely on everyday such as petrol, chocolate, petrol, cosmetics, electricity, cars, aspirin, the list is endless. Some chemical engineers also develop solutions to environmental problems, such as pollution control and remediation.

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Market Demand

Chemical engineers can find employment in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, design and construction, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, food processing, specialty chemicals, microelectronics, electronic and advanced materials, polymers, business services, biotechnology, and environmental health and safety industries, among others.

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Education

For research and development, a candidate must generally need a Master’s degree, a PhD, or both. To work in operations, a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering is enough, although many engineers earn advanced degrees later on to move up. Chemical engineers also need to be able to communicate and write well.

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