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What can I do with...

...a chemistry degree?

Stumped about your career options? This helpful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your chemistry degree. 

Sectors

 

Fun fact: Margaret Thatcher studied chemistry at university, later working as a research scientist. She is credited with helping to develop the magnificent achievement that is Mr Whippy ice cream. Yes, really.

Love her or hate her, Maggie Thatcher demonstrates that chemistry students are a versatile lot. There’s a whole range of sectors clamouring for your skills:

Skills

 

Your head might be crammed full of useful (and some not-so-useful) information, but your chemistry degree will also help you to develop a wealth of useful skills in demand across a range of job sectors…

Advanced I.T. Skills

Microsoft office? Child’s play! You’ve got highly developed I.T. skills that’d run rings around the average schmuck.

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.

Logic

You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.

Numeracy

Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.

Research

Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.

Teamwork

You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.

Occupations

 

If you haven’t quite isolated that elusive ‘perfect career’, check out the different roles you could secure with your chemistry degree… 

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