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CHEM 185

Career Information in Chemistry

US Dept. of Labor projections and salaries

Chemists and Materials Scientists 

Quick Facts: Chemists and Materials Scientists
2020 Median Pay $80,680 per year
$38.79 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs
92,400
Job Outlook  6% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2020-2030 6,000

 

 

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Quick Facts: Biochemists and Biophysicists
2020 Median Pay 
$94,270 per year
$45.32 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs 34,800
Job Outlook  5% (Slower than average)
Employment Change  1,600

 

 

Environmental Scientists and Specialists

Quick Facts: Environmental Scientists and Specialists
2020 Median Pay $73,230 per year
$35.21 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs  87,100
Job Outlook  8% (As fast as average)
Employment Change 7,300

Career Information and Salaries in Professional Programs

US Dept. of Labor projections and salaries

Pharmacists 

Quick Facts: Pharmacists
2020 Median Pay $128,710 per year
$61.88 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs  322,200
Job Outlook  -2% (Decline)
Employment Change,  7000

 

 

Physicians and Surgeons

Quick Facts: Physicians and Surgeons
2020 Median Pay This wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year or $100.00 per hour.
Typical Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Internship/residency
Number of Jobs  727,000
Job Outlook  3% (Slower than average)
Employment Change  24,800

 

Veterinarians 

Quick Facts: Veterinarians
2020 Median Pay $99,250 per year
$47.72 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs  86,800
Job Outlook  17% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change  14,500

 

Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners

Quick Facts: Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners
2020  Median Pay $117,670 per year
$56.57 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs  271,900
Job Outlook  45% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change  121,400