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Careers in Chemistry after +2 & Graduation

By Mr. Rohit Shukla, HOD, Department of Chemistry.


Chemists make new materials, create revolutionary drugs, develop sensors for the Mars Rover, and are working on solutions to our most pressing issues – alternative energy, biodegradable plastics, pollution control, climate change, on-the-spot disease diagnosis, solar energy conversion, and curing cancer. A degree in chemistry will teach you to think about and analyze the world around you. As well as opens the door to a variety of career options.

What Skills are needed to deal with Chemistry?

  • Patience and determination.

  • Flexibility.

  • Scientific and numerical skills.

  • A logical and independent mind.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills.


  • Research & Development. ...

  • Analytical Chemist. ...

  • Forensic Expert. ...

  • Cheminformatic Data Scientist.

  • Crystallographer. ...

  • Chemical Engineer. ...

  • Industrial Management. ...

  • Chemical Health & Safety Professional.

Top Courses After 12th Chemistry

  • B. Sc

  • Nursing

  • B. Tech

  • BS MS

  • B. Pharmacy

B.Sc (Analytical methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry)

  • Analytical Chemist

  • Biotechnologist

  • Pharmacologist

  • Clinical Biochemistry

  • Scientific Laboratory Technician

B.Sc (Applied Chemistry)

  • Nanotechnologist

  • Biotechnologist

  • Toxicologist

  • Healthcare Scientist

B.Sc (H) Chemistry

  • Materials Technologist

  • Production Chemist

  • Lab Chemist

  • Biomedical Chemist

B.Sc (Industrial Chemistry)

Top Careers----

  • Higher Education Lecturer

  • Environmental Consultant

  • Patent Attorney

  • Management Consultant

B.Sc (Food and Nutrition)

Top Careers----

  • Food Technologist

  • Nutritionist

  • Health Promotion Specialist

  • Community Education Officer

  • Nutritional Therapist


  • There are many diploma courses in Nursing apart from B.Sc in this field that are professional too.

  • The minimum eligibility for these courses is that the candidate must have passed 10+2 (PCB) with 50% marks. Some of the career-oriented nursing diploma courses are mentioned below:

  • GNM (Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery) - 3.5 years

  • ANM (Diploma in Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery) - 2 years

Bachelor in Technology(B.Tech)

  • B.Tech in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology

  • B.Tech in Chemical Engineering

  • B.Tech Textile Chemistry

  • B.Tech in Petroleum

  • Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

  • B.Tech in Oil and Paint Technology

  • B.Tech in Footwear Technology


  • Bachelor of Science -Master of Science (BS-MS) is a dual degree course. It is a five year duration Programme for the science scholars who have passed class XII. It integrates classroom learning with research and provides an abundance of scope for multidisciplinary interactions.

​Top Careers—

  • Researcher

  • Scientist

  • Lecturer


  • ​B.Pharma is one of the prestigious courses after XII Chemistry(PCM or PCB) which can be taken up by the aspirants as a career option. Pharmacy plays a great role in researching and testing about diseases before it is available for treatment.

Top careers

  • Analytical Chemist

  • Drug Therapist

  • Hospital Pharmacy

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Research

Post graduate courses (Specialization) in chemistry

Degree courses-

  • M.SC

  • M. Tech

  • M. Pharma

  • Nursing

  • MS is a professional course whereas M.Sc. covers a wide base of knowledge and skills.

​Apart from these postgraduate degree courses there are so many post-graduate diploma courses in chemistry that can be done after Graduation course Ex- PGDAC(post graduate diploma in Analytical chemistry), PGDCT(post graduate diploma in chemical Technology), etc…….

( to be Updated shortly)

Note: You may also be interested to know about careers in the following subjects.

Careers in Maths

Careers in Physics

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