Career Opportunities

Are you considering a degree in chemistry and biochemistry? Excellent choice! Students with a degree in chemistry & biochemistry have a wide variety of career options. A chemistry degree can give you access to a high-paying role in healthcare, manufacturing, tech, and bio-tech, among other fields. Chemistry graduates have skills that are in high demand in diverse sectors. The skills that a chemistry major attains are a mix of scientific and analytical, including the following:

  • Curiosity
  • Organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience and determination
  • Research
  • Adaptability
  • Analytical skills
  • Written and oral communications

Some job possibilities available to chemistry graduates include:

  • Agricultural/Food Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geochemist
  • High School/Middle School Teacher
  • Lab Technician
  • Materials Scientist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Process Chemist
  • Research Chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Water Chemist

UTA students have an invaluable on-campus resource to assist them in all aspects of their job search – the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center. The Center is a centralized hub for career development insights, knowledge, services, employer partnerships and engagement opportunities all focused on providing premier career development experiences both on and off campus. You can reach the Center by email (, phone (817-272-2932), or by visiting the office on the east side of the University Center (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).