Want a career that allows you to answer the question – is something even feasible? Chemical engineers convert raw materials into something valuable, such as gas for our cars. Through collaboration with research and development teams, Chemical engineers design, troubleshoot and optimize new technologies. Chemical engineering is unique because it combines life sciences, physics and chemistry with mathematics and economics to transform how we use chemicals, materials and energy.

Qualifications:  Similar to other engineers, chemical engineers must have strong communication skills. They are also excellent problem-solvers, creative, self-motivated, and have demonstrated their technical skills. 

Education:  Employers require a 4-year degree in engineering or the equivalent for entry-level positions. Some employers may require an advanced degree.

Average Salary:  $96,940 annually (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)