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Chemical engineers are involved in the application of the principles of chemistry and engineering in the production or use of chemicals and other products.
Chemical engineers are involved in the application of the principles of chemistry and engineering in the production or use of chemicals and other products. Chemicals are present in our daily lives from the food we eat to the plastics we use for various purposes. Some chemical engineers may make new process designs and may invent new processes for the mass productions of certain chemicals. Some operate plant and machinery.
Chemical engineers have helped develop atomic science, polymers, paper, dyes, drugs, plastics, fertilizers, foods, textiles, and chemicals. They also devise ways to make useful production from one or several raw materials and make the manufacturing processes more economical, efficient and more environmental friendly.
JOB OUTLOOK : According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there would be a growth in the number of chemical engineering jobs by 6% from 2010 to 2020. There may be good opportunities in the research and development fields and in other service industries like scientific and technical industries. You may need at least to have a graduate degree to have an edge in research related jobs.