The skill sets developed by chemistry graduate students prepare them for leadership positions in research laboratories, both within the academic environment as well as in privately funded labs. As a growing number of laboratories begin working in areas such as protein synthesis and molecular biology, chemistry graduate majors are in high demand.
In addition to direct science jobs, many investment and venture capital firms recruit chemistry graduates with backgrounds in business to help them evaluate potential firms, as well. By obtaining a broad base of technical and communications skills, you can open your future to a diversity of career possibilities.
Master’s degree candidates will often start as research assistants in leading labs, earning salaries above $55,000 with upward potential for more specialized fields. For students pursuing consulting careers, compensation can be much higher, depending on the quantitative skill set that you bring to the job.