Science, Tech, Math › Science Chemical Engineering Jobs Share Flipboard Email Print David Burton / Getty Images Science Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated March 08, 2017 Are you interested in what types of engineering jobs you could get with a college degree in chemical engineering? There are several industries and employment options available for chemical engineers with bachelor's or master's degrees in the field. Aerospace Engineer Aerospace engineering is concerned with developing aircraft and spacecraft. Biotechnology Engineering jobs in biotechnology apply biological processes to industry, such as in the production of pharmaceuticals, pest-resistant crops, or new types of bacteria. Chemical Plant Technician This job involves large scale manufacturing chemicals or monitoring equipment. Civil Engineer A civil engineer designs public works, such as dams, roads, and bridges. Chemical engineering comes into play selecting the proper materials for the job, among other things. Computer Systems Engineers working on computer systems develop computer hardware and software. Chemical engineers are good at developing new materials and processes for making them. Electrical Engineering Electrical engineers deal with all aspects of electronics, electricity, and magnetism. Jobs for chemical engineers relate to electrochemistry and materials. Environmental Engineer Jobs in environmental engineering integrate engineering with science to clean up pollution, ensure processes aren't harming the environment, and making sure clean air, water, and soil are available. Food Industries There are many career choices for chemical engineers in the food industry, including the development of new additives and new processes for preparing and preserving food. Mechanical Engineer Chemical engineering complements mechanical engineering whenever chemistry intersects with the design, manufacture, or maintenance of mechanical systems. For example, chemical engineers are important in the automotive industry, for work with batteries, tires, and engines. Mining Engineer Chemical engineers help design mining processes and analyze the chemical composition of materials and waste. Nuclear Engineer Nuclear engineering often employs chemical engineers to assess the interaction between materials at the facility, including the manufacture of radioisotopes. Oil and Natural Gas Industry Jobs in the oil and natural gas industry rely on chemical engineers to examine the chemical composition of the source material and products. Paper Manufacture Chemical engineers find jobs in the paper industry at paper plants and in the lab designing processes to make and improve products and analyze waste. Petrochemical Engineer Many different types of engineers work with petrochemicals. Chemical engineers are in particularly high demand because they can analyze petroleum and its products, help design chemical plants, and oversee the chemical processes in these plants. Pharmaceuticals The pharmaceutical industry employs chemical engineers to design new drugs and their production facilities and ensure plants are meeting environmental and health safety requirements, Plant Design This branch of engineering upscales processes to industrial scale and refines existing plants to improve their efficiency or to use different source materials. Plastic and Polymer Manufacture Chemical engineers develop and manufacture plastics and other polymers and use these materials in numerous products. Technical Sales Technical sales engineers assist colleagues and clients, offering support and advice. Chemical engineers can get jobs in many different technical fields because of their broad education and expertise. Waste Treatment A waste treatment engineer designs, monitors, and maintains equipment that removes contaminants from wastewater.