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Online Chemistry Degrees and Careers


Many industries have considerable foundations in chemistry, the science of matter--of which everything is made--which means that degrees in chemistry can lead to any number of science-related and other industrial careers. Some notable people with chemistry degrees with jobs in a variety of sectors include Isaac Asimov, Janet Reno, and Margaret Thatcher, as well as several astronauts. Your possibilities are numerous, if you start with chemistry.

Education & Career Opportunities in Chemistry

A variety of degrees in chemistry exist, including bachelor's, master's, and PhDs. In the era of increasingly available online degrees, chemistry programs might be a wise addition to your resume if you've ever contemplated becoming a forensic scientist, a chemistry teacher--at any level from high school to postsecondary--a dentist, a developer of agriculture or industry, or even a chemist. Even medical school and dental school admissions boards look favorably upon applicants with credentials from accredited degree programs in chemistry.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2009, the mean annual wages for chemists were $72,740. Forensic science technicians--a job that's expected to increase with continuing advancements in criminal justice--earned a mean annual wage of $55,070 in 2009. Teaching wages vary by grade level, but post secondary teachers in 2009 earned a mean annual wage of $77,350.



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