Chemistry (IRE)

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Chemistry is the scientific study of matter, its properties, and interactions with other matter and with energy. In basic research, chemists investigate properties, composition, and structure of matter and the laws that govern the combination of elements and reactions of substances. In applied research and development, they create new products and processes or improve existing ones.

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Related Major Skills

Analytical skills
Attending to data
Conduct research
Developing theories
Follow through skills
Observation and decision making
Oral and written communication
Perform experiments
Process data
Remain objective
Science and math ability
Technological skills
Utilizing formulas
Work independently and in groups




Sample Work Settings

Aerospace & Components Firms
Agricultural/Conservation Organizations
Atomic Energy Firms
Beverage Processing Companies
Drug, Chemical, & Pharmaceutical Companies
Educational Institutions
Electric Light & Power Services
Electronics & Instruments Stores
Engineering Firms
Environmental Protection Agency
Equipment Companies: Automotive, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Photographic
Food Processing Companies
Forestry Centers
Fuels & Fuel Dealerships
Furniture Companies
Glass Production Companies
Leather Products