UGA Specific Information for Chemistry

Chemistry majors are trained to think both analytically and creatively to solve practical and research problems. Chemistry majors work all primary work sectors: non-profit, education and government, and industry, some proceed to law or medical degrees. Nearly 70 percent of chemists work in industry. Half of the chemists work with research. Bachelor’s degrees qualify for employment with the federal government in quality control and analytical positions, research and for the development of fuels and medicines.

"The Department of Chemistry strives for an ideal balance between knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination in the chemical sciences, with a focus on student training and education. Our mission is to train and mentor students as responsible scientists and scientifically literate professionals, involving them in all aspects of chemistry and the global chemical enterprise." --UGA Chemistry Dept. Mission Statement



Class of 2020 Career Outcomes for Chemistry*

** Includes Self-Employed


Campus Resources


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Students interested in a healthcare career should investigate resources listed by the UGA Pre-Health Advising Office for an expanded list of campus organizations, area clinics, and volunteer opportunities. 

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET  (click on Find Occupations)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook  (type in general term for career of interest)
  • Career Insider: Vault Guides  (Under the "Resources" tab and select "Online Resources")
  • Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the "Resources" tab and select "Online Resources")
  • My Next Move (search using keywords)
  • ExploreHealthCareers.org (great overview of healthcare-related career fields)
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Employment Websites


Professional Associations/Resources

Tip: Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. Need help finding groups? Check out the Groups You May Like link under the Interests/Groups tab. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well.

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Chemistry majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
AmbioPharm, Inc. Purification Chemist 1
Edison Controls Warehouse Associate
Enzymatic Deinking Technologies Field Chemist
Epic Systems Project Manager
Georgia Options Direct Support Caretaker
Hammond School Teaching Fellow
OptimaChemical Quality Control Assistant
ORISE/USDA Research Fellowship Participant
Pinecrest Academy Middle School Science Teacher
RS Industrial Technical Service Chemist
University of Georgia Research Assistant at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
VanKirk Project Engineer
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2020 Chemistry majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Auburn University Pharmacy, Not Specified
California Institute of Technology Chemistry, PhD
Medical College of Georgia Medicine, MD
Mercer University Medicine, MD; Preclinical Sciences, Master's
University of Georgia Chemistry, Bachelor's; Chemistry, PhD; Pharmacy, PharmD; Public Health - Epidemiology, Master's
University of Pittsburgh Pharmaceutical Science, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Chemistry, PhD
* denotes no responses received.