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Chemical Engineers

Employment Prospects


There are approximately 33,900 chemical engineers working in the United States. While the majority of chemical engineers (about 55 percent) work in manufacturing industries, others are employed by federal and state government agencies, colleges and universities, and research and testing services. Demand for chemical engineers’ services depends largely on demand for the products of various manufacturing industries. Employment growth will be sustained by the ability of these engineers to stay on the forefront of new, emerging technologies.

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