Chemical Engineer

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

Chemical engineers are in the business of making chemical manufacturing safe and efficient. They design chemical plant equipment and create processes for chemicals and products that are essential to everyday manufacturing—gasoline, rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper and more. And they do it all by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics and engineering.

Also known as: Development Engineer, Engineer, Engineering Scientist, Process Control Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Refinery Process Engineer, Research Chemical Engineer
Operation Monitoring
Operations Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Ensure the safety of employees working with or nearby chemical reactions
Develop processes to separate components of liquids or gases
Develop processes to generate electric currents using controlled chemical processes
Conduct research and laboratory studies
Monitor and analyze results from processes and experiments
Identify ways to optimize performance of chemical equipment
Troubleshoot chemical manufacturing process problems
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Chemical Engineer
"You would think that all of the problems of the world for animal health have already been solved because we've been doing it for so long, but the world is changing and the problems and the pressures are new and really demand us to be innovative. It was surprising to me that there was so much technology and innovation in the animal health industry."
B.S. Chemical Engineering, M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering

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