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Career & Employment 2005

December 12, 2005

Genomics And Clean Energy

Developing biotechnology area is attracting more than just biologists; there's a place for chemists, too.

November 7, 2005

Employment Outlook

Little Change In Hiring For New Graduates

Many recruiters say efforts will resemble last year's depressed levels.

Salaries And Jobs

Chemists with jobs post solid pay gains, but prognosis for chemical job market remains murky.

Analyze This, Analyze That

Plant optimization, lucrative contract work, cell biology, and instrument sales lure analytical chemists.

Art And Science

Smithsonian Chemists Squeezed Out Of Analytical Jobs.

The Consulting Niche

Many are choosing risky but independent career path.

Technicians Craft A Promising Future

Versatile members of scientific teams, chemical technicians link concept and execution.

The Latest Technician Employment Numbers

According to the 2004–05 edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) "Occupational Outlook Handbook," science technicians held about 208,000 jobs in 2002.

Career Resources

Finding a job is hard work. Various print and online resources can help point job seekers in the right direction and offer valuable information on identifying and marketing your skills, preparing résumés, and going on interviews.

October 10, 2005

Working In Europe

At many companies, rungs on the corporate ladder are marked 'international experience'.

October 3, 2005

Employer Of The Year

Genencor's corporate values and good bene-fits make biotech firm a top place to work.

September 19, 2005

Drug Discovery

job hunters can find pockets of opportunity at drug firms.

August 22, 2005


Opportunities abound for chemists in this growing field.

August 1, 2005


ACS survey of members in U.S. workforce reveals mixed results: Median salaries went up 5%; unemployment went down but is still high.

July 18, 2005


Careers in marine natural products research and chemical oceanography beckon to organic and analytical chemists.

May 16, 2005


Website helps women scientists create and maintain one-on-one support systems.

April 18, 2005


Job market shows some signs of an upturn, but median salaries remain depressed.


CADD can be a niche for organic and medicinal chemists.

March 14, 2005


A number of research labs demonstrate the potential for a diverse global chemical community.

February 21, 2005


Traditional analytical chemists in pharma are getting acquainted with new systems.

January 17, 2005


Top drug companies retain strong benefits despite rising health care costs.

January 3, 2005


Chemists in instrumentation companies, many at the B.S. and M.S. levels, are finding satisfying careers.

This page updated January 31, 2006