Chemical Engineer

Last updated October 21, 2021

Chemical engineers employ chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics to address problems involving the manufacture or usage of chemicals, fuel, pharmaceuticals, food, and a variety of other items.

Chemical engineers spend the most of their time in offices or laboratories. They may spend time in industrial facilities, refineries, and other places, monitoring or directing operations or resolving onsite issues. Almost all chemical engineers are full-time employees.