Careers in Chemistry

The B.S. program in chemistry provides exceptional levels of preparation for admission to graduate programs, medical school, and other professional graduate programs (e.g., veterinary science, pharmacy, law). Chemistry graduates take positions in all types of employment sectors, such as: Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Food Processing and Safety, Public Health, Consulting, Materials Characterization, Regulatory Agencies, Biotechnology, Research and Development, Product Design and Development, Patent Law, High School and College Teaching, Sales and Marketing, Clinical Laboratories, State and Federal Agencies (e.g., NIH, NIST, CDC, etc.)

Georgia Tech has the largest voluntary co-op education program in the nation.Participation in co-op or internship programs provides financial support for your studies and invaluable experiences. See

• Georgia Tech ranks first in the nation in terms of the annual percentage return on investment whereby lifetime salary is compared to tuition costs [1].

• The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the average salary of chemists is $73,240 [2].