On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Chemistry majors, skills Chemistry majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Chemistry program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Chemistry include:

  • Biochem Toxicologist
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
  • Environmental Data Manager
  • Pharmacist
  • Toxicology Manager

Career-Related Skills

  • Problem Solving: Chemistry majors use logic, scientific thinking and knowledge of natural laws to solve problems.
  • Observation & Analysis: Majors understand the composition, structure, properties, and transformations of natural and man-made substances.
  • Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of the laboratory and computer controlled equipment is developed, along with expertise in setting up, standardizing and using scientific instruments.

Career-Related Web Sites

Health-Related Web Sites for Chemistry Majors

  • MDapplicants.com - A commercial web site that allows you to assess your chances of med school admissions by searching a database of medical school applicants and viewing where they were accepted. Although the database is somewhat small, this site may be worth a look.  
  • Northeast Assoc of Advisors for the Health Professions - This site provides links to a number of associations representing medical, osteopathic, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary schools.  
  • The Student Doctor - This commercial web site provides information and resources for applicants to medical school as well as current medical students. A particularly useful section provides feedback from applicants who have actually interviewed at specific medical schools.  
  • A commercial web site with the interesting title of "Alex's Illicit Guide to Medical School Admissions." This site contains some useful information and links.  

Medical Organizations for Chemistry Majors

Major Pharmaceutical Firms with positions in research, sales, and management

Major Chemical Manufacturing Corporations

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.