Chemistry Careers and Outcomes

A degree in chemistry from Houghton College provides opportunities for a variety of fulfilling careers, as demonstrated by the lists below. In a recent survey of Houghton chemistry graduates, 100 percent of respondents reported being employed in their field or attending a graduate program within one year of graduation from college.

Since the year 2000, about three quarters of the Houghton College chemistry-majors have chosen to continue their education in graduate school or medical school, and the remaining quarter have opted to pursue immediate employment.

What they’re doing

  • Analytical chemists
  • Biochemists
  • Business leaders
  • College and university professors
  • Forensic chemists
  • High school science teachers
  • Linguists
  • Medical doctors
  • Medicinal chemists
  • Nutritional chemists
  • Missionaries
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmaceutical chemists
  • Podiatrists
  • Polymer chemists
  • Process chemists
  • Quality-control chemists
  • Science-company sales representatives
  • Youth counselors

Grad Schools Attended

M.D. or Equivalent Health-Related Programs

  • Columbia – Ben Gurion Program
  • College of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University
  • Des Moines University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Midwestern University, Chicago
  • New York College of Optometry
  • Northeastern Ohio Universities’ College of Medicine
  • Syracuse University School of Medicine
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Ph.D. Programs

  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth 
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State
  • Princeton University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wake Forest University

100% of Chemistry and Biochemistry majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.

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