The Chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society, demonstrating that you will have been thoroughly prepared for graduate school, or for entering the work force directly as a chemist in industrial, government or university laboratories.
Job opportunities encompass a wide range of activities and institutions. Private industry offers the largest number of positions for chemists, with additional opportunities in federal, state and local government laboratories, research institutes, hospitals, and analytical laboratories.
The variety of jobs includes laboratory work, sales, technical service, and administration in the areas of product development, research and production. Your Chemistry degree is also a valuable background for pursuing graduate work in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary work as well as in chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology.
Recent Ramapo Chemistry graduates have been accepted into the Ph. D. chemistry programs at Purdue University, Rutgers University, Penn State University, Columbia University, New York University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Vanderbilt University.
Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges
|Job Title||Salary Range|
|Chemists||$55,880 - $147,010|
|Materials Scientists||$64,490 - $153,800|
|Chemical Technicians||$33,920 - $88,780|
|Operations Research Analysts||$60,660 - $168,270|
|Petroleum Engineers||$109,100 - Varies|
|Healthcare Support Workers, All Other||$26,210 - $53,300|
|Biochemists and Biophysicists|| Varies - Varies|
|Food Scientists and Technologists||$38,200 - $132,170|
|Forensic Science Technicians||$32,420 - $96,990|
|Pharmacists||$89,080 - $160,280|
* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).
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