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What is Chemistry?

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Definition: The scientific study of matter, its properties, and interactions with other matter and with energy. Science that deals with the properties, composition, and structure of substances (elements and compounds), the reactions and transformations they undergo, and the energy released or absorbed during those processes. Often called the "central science," chemistry is concerned with atoms as building blocks (rather than with the subatomic domain;

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Agricultural Scientist Cytotechnologist Occupational Safety Spec.
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Cepalometric Analyst Forensic Chemist Planner
Chemical Oceanographer Genetic Counselor Plastics Engineer
Chemistry Technologist High School Teacher Product Tester
Clarifying Plant Operator Hospital Administrator Quality Assurance Mgr
College Professor Hydrologist Risk Manager
Color Development Chem Industrial Hygienist Science Lab Technician
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Related Major Skills

Developing theories Science and math ability
Conduct research Perseverance
Attending to data Analytical skills
Curiosity Follow through skills
Utilizing formulas Perform experiments
Process data Observation and decision making
Work independently and in groups Technological skills
Oral and written communication Remain objective
Chemistry education majors should also develop skills involving planning and the ability to adapt teaching methods and modalities to the various learning styles of students.

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Job & Internship Search Links

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Job Search Resources


The American Society of Forensic Sciences

The Scientist/Careers

American Chemical Society Job Portal


New Scientist

Chemistry job search site

JobSpectrum from the American Chemical Society

Triangle Jobs news about current job market and major companies in and around the Research Triangle area. Browse over 2000 high-tech jobs.

Science Careers comprehensive databases to search for jobs, career interests, employer profiles, career fairs and job descriptions

Chemistry internships at Pfizer

Agricultural Biotech Chemical Job List

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Career Engineer

Organic Chemistry Jobs Worldwide

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Chemist Jobs

Organic Chemistry, Industry-related jobs

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Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

UNCW Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation

American Chemical Society Career Advice

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center-Career planning resources in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and healthcare.

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Professional Association Links

American Chemical Society

RSC's Chemical Science Network

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors


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Miscellaneous Resources

Chemical Week (online magazine)

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