Chemistry and Biochemistry Careers

A chemistry or biochemistry degree is the prerequisite for a variety of dynamic occupations. Alberta and Canada offer many opportunities for graduates with undergraduate or graduate degrees or a doctorate in chemistry or biochemistry. Some disciplines may require additional education (ex. medical doctor, high school teacher or veterinarian).

Links for occupation information and education requirements are:

Government of Canada

Job Futures


Examples of Careers:

  • Academia
  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Bioengineer / Bioenergy
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Food Technology
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetic Counselor
  • High School Teacher
  • Industrial Chemical Sales
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Oil Sands Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymer Chemist
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Research Scientist or Assistant
  • Soil Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian

We have alumni that are in or have been in the following occupations.

  • Academia: Professor; Academic Assistant
  • Agricultural chemistry: research
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Education: Science teacher; Principal – K-12 school
  • Environmental Chemistry: Product development specialist
  • Food Technology: research & development, production
  • Food Inspector
  • Medical doctor and Chiropractor
  • Lawyer
  • Online Science news journal writer/editor
  • Occupational hygienist - Sample building materials for asbestos, mold, and lead paint; Handle chemical and hazardous waste disposal and packing
  • Program Support Coordinator - Let's Talk Science National Program
  • Veterinarian