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Chemical Engineers

Design processes for manufacturing chemicals and related materials.

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Well above the statewide median
$51.26 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  9.3%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes.
  • Research industrial processes or operations.
  • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
  • Determine operational methods.
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