Chemical Engineering is a profession that uses expertise in chemical reactions and separations to solve environmental problems and produce new materials on a large scale. Chemical Engineering is essential in the production of gasoline, plastics, pharmaceuticals, paper, paints, cosmetics, pesticides, processed foods, and computer chips. Chemical engineers are also involved in the emerging biomedical, biochemical, and environmental engineering fields.
As a chemical engineer, you can pursue many careers in industry, government, consulting, and research. Traditionally, you begin in industry, where you'll work in process, design, production, technical support, sales, or environmental management. With graduate training, you have opportunities in education, national research laboratories, and industrial research and development.
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