What Can I Do with an MHC Major in Chemistry?

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Then National Science Foundation
  • CASCADE Summer Research Mentoring Program
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Merck & Co.
  • Mercer Human Resource Consulting
  • Praecis Pharmaceuticals
  • The Segal Company
  • Law Enforcement/Government Agencies
  • IBM
  • Ross & Ross Attorneys at Law
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Gene Logic
  • Various Universities/Colleges
  • General Electric
  • Various Medical Centers/Hospitals
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Chemical Abstracts (Journal)

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Research Associate
  • Research Technician
  • Health Analyst
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Teacher/Professor/Lab Instructor
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Process Development Specialist
  • Medical Bookseller
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Legal Assistant/Lawyer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Analytical Chemist

Online Resources:

  • American Chemical Society
    Take a look at "College to Career" for in-depth info on getting a job in chemistry.
  • Science Careers
    This website is the career component of Science Magazine, and it offers recent articles on up-and-coming science careers in various fields as well as job listings for members.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations, including chemical manufacturing, geoscience, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.
  • Careers in Chemistry - Duke
    Duke’s Chemistry Careers page has a great list of articles describing traditional and non-traditional chem. careers.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
    The RSC offers a Careers & Professional Development page for chemistry students and professionals.
  • Spotlight on Careers
    Comprehensive career resource guide based on 38 industry categories.
  • Vault Online Career Library - connect through LyonNet
    Another career resource that provides specific career summaries as well as guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing.

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Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.