Chemical Engineering Careers
Chemical engineers are responsible for making everything you use.
What Chemical Engineers Do
￼Chemical engineers solve problems related to the production of food, fuel, drugs, and many other chemical products. This can include product development, process design and byproduct processing.
Who Should Become a Chemical Engineer?
People that do well in chemistry and math. All chemical engineering courses use math and calculus, as well as higher-level maths. Computer skills are also required for process simulations and designs.
What Is the Job Like?
Anything that is manufactured requires a chemical engineer. Chemical engineers determine the materials needed to make products as well as how to make them stronger. Everything is chemical engineered – toothpaste, potato chips, gasoline, the plastic in your smartphone. Everything. You’ll be working in project teams with other engineers to manufacture products.
How Do I Become a Chemical Engineer?
You’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program. Becoming a licensed chemical engineer also requires additional exams and work experience beyond just the bachelor’s degree. The need for chemical engineers is projected to grow 6 percent by 2022.