Chemical Engineer Career
Chemical engineers work in a variety of industries. Any industry that involves chemicals or products that use chemicals in their creation needs chemical engineers. Chemical engineers can work in research and development, manufacturing, or both.
These professionals need a strong background in the sciences as they apply knowledge from chemistry and related fields to solve problems and design systems. They might have to work with hazardous substances.
Those who work in research will work a typical 9-5 shift with extra hours expected when projects are due. If a chemical engineer works in manufacturing, they will work on a shift schedule and will have to work nights, evenings, and weekend.