Jobs & Career Paths for Chemistry & Biochemistry Majors

Employment opportunities for B.S. and B.A. graduates as well as M.S. and M.A. graduates are generally in private industry, government, and education. Fortunately, the applicability of a background in Chemistry or Biochemistry is vast, resulting in myriad fields in which one may work. The following resources can assist with your job/career search.

  • American Chemical Society Career WarehouseOpens in new window - for chemistry and biochemistry career information
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyOpens in new window - Professional society for the disciplines, with sections on education and publications - check out this | ASBMB Career BrochurePDF File Opens in new window |
  • Biochemical Society - Biochemistry as a CareerOpens in new window - British website with excellent general information on biochemistry careers
  • Biology and Science Jobs Online - Website for job seekers in science: biology, biotech, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, physics, life sciences
  • Careers in Science and EngineeringOpens in new window - On-line book covering grad school and beyond
  • MEIRxRS Life Science ApprenticepshipsOpens in new window - The apprenticeship program helps people locked out of the work force to start a career in life sciences. Our Rx Research Services Foundation partners with host companies to provide paid apprenticeships. Host companies come from the life sciences industries we serve, which include food, pharm, biotech and medical devices, all regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The program is certified through the US Department of Labor
  • National Science Teachers AssociationOpens in new window - "The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all." Site includes professional information, teacher resources, newsletters, and convention schedules
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  • Career CornerstoneOpens in new window - The premier online resource for exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • CareerNetOpens in new window - Provides industry specific career channels with a wealth of information tailored to your career goals. Select a career channel to research industry information, search jobs and build your portfolio.
  • Health Career WebOpens in new window - Health careers database containing over 5500 job listings from more than 970 companies.
  • International Biopharmaceutical AssociationOpens in new window - Brings together biopharmaceutical and clinical research institutions and organizations from different countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional, and national bodies active in biopharmaceutical industry and clinical research.
  • Research GateOpens in new window - The ResearchGate free job board is targeted to scientists and researchers, and is broken down into different scientific disciplines.
  • Journal of Young Investigators Science Career CenterOpens in new window - The SCC was developed to help undergraduates understand the opportunities and diversity of careers available in science.
  • Medical JobsOpens in new window - Job opportunities for people in the profession of Health care & Nursing.
  • MedzillaOpens in new window - Outstanding services for employers and professionals in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and science.
  • New Scientist JobsOpens in new window - Search our database for hundreds of science jobs.