Resources - Careers for Scientists

In researching my book (Nontraditional Careers for Chemists), I spent a lot of time looking for professional societies, educational opportunities, and articles that would provide more information about careers for chemists, and careers that are chemistry-adjacent. The book list and resource list below are presented for your use. If you know of other resources that should be included , please let me know!

There are also some traditional, but hidden careers for chemists, including process chemist (kilomenter blog, C&EN article), process development, and formulation chemistry.

There are many nontraditional careers for scientists, as well people who majored in chemistry and went on to become famous in other fields.

Once you've decided where you want to go, check out my steps for moving your career in a new direction.

Good Places to Start Research

Continuing Education


Chemical Information

Patents, Law, Intellectual Property

Sales and Marketing

Business Development

Regulatory Affairs/Product Stewardship

Public Policy

Health and Safety

People (Human Resources)

Health Careers




And More....

Changing Careers

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Last updated 2015 August 11.
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