Careers in Chemistry

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1 Volume
355 Pages
44 Essays
Subject Index
Name Index
65+ Sidebars
60+ Photos and Graphs
List of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry
List of Potential Employers
List of Schools for Obtaining Degrees
List of STEM Undergraduate Majors
Occupational Resources on the Web

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Editor: Donald R. Franceschetti
February 2013 · 1 volume · 355 pages · 8"x10"

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Careers in Chemistry
It is estimated that the United States will have over 1 million job openings in STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields and occupations by 2018. 

Salem's new series explores the fields and occupations of science and other emerging fields, emphasizing STEM occupations and outlooks and green technologies where applicable. Written for high school and undergraduate students as well as general nonspecialists, this series will provide much needed insight into the career opportunities of this growing filed.

Careers in Chemistry contains over twenty profiles of branches or fields of chemistry such as Agricultural Chemistry, Cosmetics Chemistry, Food Chemistry, and Forensic Science. It also contains over twenty corresponding occupational profiles that highlight a particular career within that branch or field (for example, a perfume chemist for Cosmetics Chemistry). All essays are written by authors with expertise in science or a related field. Among the fields/careers covered are:

 Agricultural Chemistry - Agricultural Chemist
 Atmospheric Chemistry - Atmospheric Chemist
 Biochemistry - Biochemical Engineer
 Chemical Engineering - Production Engineer
 Chemical Genetics - Geneticist
 Chemical Technology - Chemical Technician
 Cosmetics Chemistry - Perfume Chemist
 Electrochemistry - Fuel Cell Engineer
 Environmental Chemistry - Environmental Chemist
 Femtochemistry - Experimental Scientist
 Food Chemistry - Food Technologist or Nutritionist
 Forensic Science - Forensic Scientist
 Geochemistry - Geochemist
 Green Chemistry - Analytical Chemist
 Materials Science - Materials Chemist
 Medicinal Chemistry - Oncologist
 Nuclear Chemistry - Radiochemist
 Petrochemistry - Petrochemist
 Pharmacology - Pharmacist
 Polymer Chemistry - Plastics Engineer
 Pulp and Paper Chemistry - Wood chemist
 Toxicology - Toxicologist

The essays on the fields of chemistry include Core Concepts; Applications Past and Present; Impact on Industry; and Social Context and Future Prospect. Also included is a fact-based overview of the branch or subfield it covers.

The essays on the corresponding occupation profiles include Education and Coursework; Daily Tasks and Technology; Earnings and Employment Outlook; and Related Occupations.

Further reading suggestions accompany all science articles and a listing of occupational web resources accompany all occupational profiles. Every entry also includes sidebars, photos, and graphs illustrating key concepts.

Contemporary Biographies in Chemistry
A supplement our new Careers series, Contemporary Biographies in Chemistry contains 31 profiles of "living leaders" in the field of chemistry. Individuals profiled include Jacqueline K. Barton, Monty Jones, Kari Stefansson, Spencer Wells, and Ahmed H. Zewail.