Career Paths For Chemistry Nerds

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In a world that is obsessed with science, there are increasingly fewer careers that cater to pure science such as scientists. Even scientists now have multiple avenues and multiple specialities. Due to this, chemistry nerds might be a little worried about their career options; after all, half the jobs that Gen X will do haven’t been invented yet.
Here are a few options you can consider while you swot madly for that test next week:

Pure Scientist – Chemistry
The ultimate goal of many an academic, being a scientist is very different today than when our parents dreamt of being one. You will need top marks in school and in higher education to be a scientist, and you will need to prove your mettle at conducting experiments, proving or disproving hypotheses and making observations if you want to be taken seriously. Let’s not forget, science is a rat race and that is why everyone remembers the first person to make and announce a new discovery. Thus, it’s always a mad dash to reach the finish line.

Work in a Pharmacy
Being a compound chemist mount eliza can be a very challenging job that requires the highest responsibility. This involves re-mixing certain medications to customize to a patient’s palate and that means having a thorough knowledge of what each medicine is for, what exactly goes into each medicine (also according to brand, because different brands may add different supplements) and how each ingredient will react with each other as well as with the patient. A normal pharmacist only handles prescribed medicine; if you are compounding medicines then you have the added risk of screwing up at a basic level. It’s a high risk yet rewarding job for ambitious chemistry nerds.

Guaranteeing Quality
Another job that you can go into after majoring in chemistry other than being a is quality assurance and control. You will usually start off with quality assurance, where you make sure that certain products and services are either manufactured or used according to the standards that have been set. It involves making random checks, experimenting in labs and compiling reports. The job is fairly stressful but once you have gone up the ladder to quality controlling, it can be very beneficial too. Quality control is where you set the standards. If you belong to an agency that oversees the standards of that country or internationally, then you will be responsible for creating standards that can be adhered to as well as standards that will safeguard people’s health. These are only some of the career options available to chem nerds. If you are thinking about majoring in it, look into being a pharmacist, a quality controller or a scientist; all will have you playing with chemicals and