Chemistry is a highly skilled profession connected with many areas of our lives.

As a Chemistry graduate, your work can range from ensuring food and product safety to developing new pharmaceuticals and commercial products, analyzing evidence for criminal cases, improving the function of semiconductors used in modern technology, and researching ways to reduce pollution. Or you could help guide future generations in the field as a high school or postsecondary teacher.

Career Highlights



of job growth is projected for chemists and materials scientists between 2021-2031 (around average growth)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

of chemists have an advanced degree

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Elmira College graduates have moved on to successful careers in many organizations such as:

  • Pennsylvania DEP
  • Masco Cabinetry
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Friends of the Chemung River Watershed
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Kerry Group
  • Natrium Products
  • AES Corporation
  • PB Global EHS

Our alumni have excelled in positions such as executive director, regional environmental manager, president & CEO, drug development chemist, senior researcher, regulatory affairs manager, research and development scientist, applications manger, environmental specialist/manager, and environment, health, and safety manager.


When you're getting ready to put your EC education to work, the Office of Career Services can help!


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