Careers in Chemistry

Careers in Chemistry

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It is estimated that the United States will have over 1 million job openings in STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields and occupations by 2018.

Salem's new series explores the fields and occupations of science and other emerging fields, emphasising STEM occupations and outlooks and green technologies where applicable. Written for high school and undergraduate students as well as general nonspecialists, this series will provide much needed insight into the career opportunities of this growing field.

Careers in Chemistry contains over twenty profiles of branches or fields of chemistry such as Agricultural Chemistry, Cosmetics Chemistry, Food Chemistry, and Forensic Science. It also contains over twenty corresponding occupational profiles that highlight a particular career within that branch or field (for example, a perfume chemist for Cosmetics Chemistry). All essays are written by authors with expertise in science or a related field. Among the fields/careers covered are: Agricultural Chemistry - Agricultural Chemist Atmospheric Chemistry - Atmospheric Chemist Biochemistry - Biochemical Engineer Chemical Engineering - Production Engineer Chemical Genetics - Geneticist Chemical Technology - Chemical Technician Cosmetics Chemistry - Perfume Chemist Electrochemistry - Fuel Cell Engineer Environmental Chemistry - Environmental Chemist Femtochemistry - Experimental Scientist Food Chemistry - Food Technologist or Nutritionist Forensic Science - Forensic Scientist Geochemistry - Geochemist Green Chemistry - Analytical Chemist Materials Science - Materials Chemist Medicinal Chemistry - Oncologist Nuclear Chemistry - Radiochemist Petrochemistry - Petrochemist Pharmacology - Pharmacist Polymer Chemistry - Plastics Engineer Pulp and Paper Chemistry - Wood chemist Toxicology - Toxicologist The essays on the fields of chemistry include Core Concepts; Applications Past and Present; Impact on Industry; and Social Context and Future Prospect. Also included is a fact-based overview of the branch or subfield it covers.

The essays on the corresponding occupation profiles include Education and Coursework; Daily Tasks and Technology; Earnings and Employment Outlook; and Related Occupations.

Further reading suggestions accompany all science articles and a listing of occupational web resources accompany all occupational profiles. Every entry also includes sidebars, photos, and graphs illustrating key concepts.
Publisher: Ipwich, MA : Salem Press
ISBN: 9781587659935


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