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What do you want to do after you graduate? First, investigate the possibilities! Here we list some resources that will help you learn about careers in chemistry and biochemistry. 

What can you do with a degree in biochemistry?


The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has this information to help you get started!

More information on careers in biochemistry.

How much do biochemists make?

Biochem Den

Branches of Biochemistry include: structural biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry, enzymology, metabolic biochemistry, immunology, endocrinology, neurochemistry, chemotaxonomy, chemical ecology, virology, molecular genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. 

More information on the branches of biochemistry can be found here.

 

What can you do with a degree in chemistry?


The American Chemical Society (ACS) has this information to help you get started!

Also see this link by the Royal Society of Chemistry 

Top 10 Chemistry Jobs

How much do chemists make?

These are the chemistry sub-disciplines. In addition to the links below, please refer to the ACS website for more information.

Analytical Chemistry (determining what matter is and how much of it exists). 

Association of Official Analytical Chemists

Organic Chemistry (the structure, properties, and reactions of compounds and materials that contain carbon atoms). 

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide

Physical Chemistry (how matter behaves on a molecular and atomic level and how chemical reactions occur).

American Physical Society

Inorganic Chemistry (properties and behavior of inorganic compounds (not organic / carbon-containing), which include metals, minerals and organometallic compounds.

Division of Inorganic Chemistry, ACS

Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry (large, complex molecules (polymers) that are built up from many smaller (sometimes repeating) units).

Society of Plastics Engineers

 

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Current Job Postings 

Campus Jobs

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Sample Resumes

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Biotech Information

Workforce Development (more job listings and resources)

If you have resources you would like to share, please contact Dr. Cecilia Zurita-Lopez: zuritalopez (at) calstatela.edu

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