Chemist looking for non-chemistry work
May 11, 2012 8:09 AM Subscribe
I'm a current senior graduating with a degree in chemistry from a fairly selective liberal arts problem. The catch is that I really, really do not want a job in a chemistry lab when I graduate. I'm looking for ideas for alternative career options that would be realistic for a chemistry graduate.
posted by aleatorictelevision to work & money (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've had reserach experience in environmental chemistry(water chemistry), but am not quite sure about grad school and really am not looking forward to a dead-end lab technician job.
I'm utilizing my school's career center and my connections, but I'm mainly just looking for personal stories or ideas.
I would love to have a job in the environmental field, particularly a job that involves being outdoors, but being indoors isn't a dealbreaker.
I have fairly strong quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills and have a fair amount of experience programing. Any ideas?