Chemical Engineers

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Occupation Description

Chemical engineers devise chemical plant equipment and implement processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as cement, paper, gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, and pulp, through application of physics, chemistry, and engineering.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

32190

Job Openings By 2020

11400

Growth Rate

5.9%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth