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Engineering Chemistry Major

Engineering chemistry is a major that typically falls into the Engineering category.

There are 0 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in engineering chemistry, 2 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 0 that offer a master’s degree.

Who Is Getting an Engineering Chemistry Degree?

Engineering chemistry is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #321 in popularity. About 0 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. This major tends to be male dominated. About 60% of recent graduates are men.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of engineering chemistry majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 0%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0%
  • White: 100%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0%
  • Other Races: 0%
Engineering Chemistry Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in engineering chemistry. About 0% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending engineering chemistry majors to the U.S. are Kuwait, Vietnam and South Korea.

What Will You Learn as an Engineering Chemistry Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to engineering chemistry to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Engineering Chemistry Majors

A major in engineering chemistry should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

Important Knowledge Areas for Engineering Chemistry Majors

Skills for Engineering Chemistry Majors

A major in engineering chemistry prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

Important Skills for Engineering Chemistry Majors

Abilities for Engineering Chemistry Majors

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a engineering chemistry student include the following:

Important Abilities for engineering chemistry Majors

What Can You Do With an Engineering Chemistry Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with engineering chemistry:

Careers Related to Engineering Chemistry
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Chemical Engineers

7.3%

$104,910

Biochemical Engineers

6.4%

$96,980

Architectural and Engineering Managers

5.5%

$140,760

Engineering Professors

14.7%

$101,720

Engineering Chemistry Major Salary

Engineering chemistry majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $99,000 to $114,000. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for an Engineering Chemistry Major  ( 99000 to 114000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )
$0
$200k

Your salary will be largely dependent on the career path you follow and what area of the country (or world) you work. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Engineering Chemistry Major Jobs

Some careers associated with engineering chemistry require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much education do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to engineering chemistry have obtained the following education levels.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Engineering Chemistry
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma

0%

High School Diploma or Equivalent

0%

Post-Secondary Certificate

1%

Some College Courses

0%

Associate's Degree or Equivalent

0.7%

Bachelor's Degree

54.4%

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

3.8%

Master's Degree

18.3%

Post-Master's Certificate

2.6%

First Professional Degree

1%

Doctoral Degree

15.6%

Post-Doctoral Training

2.6%

Online Engineering Chemistry Programs

There are 2 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in engineering chemistry, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Online learners benefit from being able to watch lectures remotely and complete coursework on their schedule, but they also take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to dropout.

Is an Engineering Chemistry Major Worth It?

The median salary for an engineering chemistry grad is $114,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 192% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,495,600 after 20 years!

engineering chemistry salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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