University of Vermont

CAS Chemistry Major


Alumni with a degree in Chemistry pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Chemistry.


Job Title

Career Industry

Research Assistant Higher Education
Teacher Autism Education
Proof Reader Publishing Company
Physician Medicine
Physical Therapist Physical and Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Higher Education
Senior Scientist Scientific Research and Development
Obstetrician Medicine
Senior Research Analyst Financial Planning and Management
Research Lab Technician Higher Education Medical School
Vice President of Sales Sales and Marketing
Laboratory Technician Higher Education
Marketing Manager Engineering
Chemist Pharmaceuticals
Professor of Genome Sciences Higher Education
Project Manager Environmental Laboratory
Project Manager Environmental Laboratory
Teacher Secondary Education
Researcher Scientific Research and Development
Research Coordinator Medical Research
Engineer Civil Engineering
Associate Law
Diplomat Government


Recent Employers

BTU International Inc. Mylan Technologies, Inc.
National Institutes of Health Princeton University
Rehab Care Group Duke University Medical Center
Merck & Company, Inc. Knobble Martens
Boston Scientific Corporation Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Chemistry

Critical Thinking Skills Leadership and Administration Skills Communication Skills

Ability to identify problems
Understanding of patterns and structures
Logical thinking
Data analysis

Follow through
Original thinking
Work collaboratively on projects and research in order to reach conclusions efficiently and accurately

Oral and written communication skills
Explanting reports and informing others of findings and conclusions

Research and Investigation Skills Design and Planning Skills Information Management Skills

Conduct research utilizing formulas
Clarifying problems

Designing plots and graphs
Summarizing findings

Observational skills
Use formulas and theory to reach testable conclusions

Interpersonal Skills Skills and Assessing Values Specialized Skills

Ability to maintain objectivity
Information interpretation and explanation

Flexibility between individual and group work
Understanding of ethics as they apply to the sciences

Solving quantitative problems
Performing experiments to develop theories

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