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2015 AIChE Salary Survey

June
2015
Salary Survey
Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $127,000 — a 5.8% increase over the median reported in 2013. This is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress.

Your Career as a Volunteer

April 4, 2013
There are many opportunities in the workplace and beyond for volunteering that can enrich your career and your life. Read about how other chemical engineers are contributing and...

Make the Most of Your Early Career

April 28, 2015
At the AIChE 2015 Spring Meeting in Austin, TX the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) organized the session Setting Yourself Up for Success: Tips for Making the Most of Your...

Who Are You Designing For?

October 18, 2010
The life of the desk engineer is a strange one. You sit in the office and make decisions. You develop ideas and implement change where the biggest direct impact of your work is...

How Can "Lean" Help You Achieve Better Results?

March 2, 2011
Have you been hearing the term Lean used in your organization lately? Are you curious about how principles such as 7Ws and 5Ss can help you deliver better results? Most...

Strengthening Your Local Section

November 9, 2011
For anyone interested in getting involved with his or her local section (LS), or for those currently leading or interested in leading a LS, the AIChE Local Sections Committee (LSC...

MBA the ChemE Way

May 22, 2013
Considering an MBA? “MBA the ChemE Way” session in San Antonio gave a quick snapshot into planning and applying to business schools, a look into core classes every MBA takes, and...

Degrees That Work: Plastics [Video]

March 3, 2010
Plastics touch every aspect of life. Without plastics, much of what we depend on daily at work and home would disappear. Despite its prevalence, the moldable material doesn't...

Working in Other Cultures

January 3, 2012
As someone who regularly works outside the US, the dynamics of how other cultures work interests me - both as a theoretical and practical exercise. This drew me to an AIChE...

The Many Paths to Careers in Science

June 29, 2012
If hearing true, personal stories about science (often both funny and touching) excites you, then The Story Collider's real-life monologues about the unexpected ways in which...

Women in Chemical Technology: Kristine Chin

July 15, 2013
AIChE's Kristine Chin shares her path in the field of chemical engineering, including her experience starting out as a chemical engineer in an all-male lab.

The Curse of Knowledge

May 11, 2010
If you're new to a position and need help understanding a concept, who do you ask? Do you ask a seasoned veteran, somebody who's seen it all, or do you ask a fellow green horn...

Successful Delegation in Six Steps

September 21, 2010
The rewards of a successful delegation effort are three-fold: 1) More and/or more advanced tasks are accomplished by the employee; 2) Employee satisfaction increases as they...

Maria K. Burka’s First Job

February 9, 2011
There’s no such thing as starting at the top for most people. Learn how some of today’s prominent chemical engineers got their start in the working world in this weekly series of...

2011 Annual Conference: Recap

October 19, 2011
The Young Professionals have a unique opportunity within AIChE to serve as an interface between the student groups and Professionals, Fellows and Professors. One of the objectives...

Where Are All the Women?

December 6, 2012
Adina D. Sterling, assistant professor of strategy at Washington University Olin Business School, shares her own thoughts and experiences and invites your opinions on STEM gender...

What Skills Do ChemE Employers Look For?

November 4, 2013
A panel of executives discuss the traits and skills they look for in new hires, as well as opportunities in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and energy for young chemical engineers.

Attend VLS's 5th Anniversary Meeting Online

January 19, 2015
You are invited to attend the January 22 Virtual Local Section Meeting and celebrate the start of the VLS's fifth year of "supporting chemical engineers regardless of geography."...

Insurance for your Chemical Engineering Career

April 5, 2010
What if I told you that you were one exam away from becoming a more employable Chemical Engineer? For many young professionals and recent college graduates who aren't sure about...

John Tao’s First Job

January 26, 2011
There’s no such thing as starting at the top for most people. Learn how some of today’s prominent chemical engineers got their start in the working world in this weekly series of...

Spring Meeting YP Networking Mixer: Why Attend?

February 7, 2012
An AIChE Conference would not be complete without multiple opportunities to network! The Young Professionals are always looking for opportunities to socialize, and the Houston...

YPC Presents an "MBA the ChemE Way" Workshop

October 23, 2012
If you are like most engineers, you didn’t have much time for electives in college – and when you did, economics may not have been your cup of tea. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if...

Turn Our Hindsight into Your Foresight

May 27, 2014
Getting your first job is just the start. Even with the best chemical engineering education under your belt, every job will present new challenges. Following is some great advice...

Who Makes the Team?

June 4, 2010
In the June issue of CEP Magazine -- arriving in postal mailboxes this week and online at www.aiche.org/cep/ -- CEP continues its Career Catalyst series with an article about...

Career: Job Outlook and Interview Tips

May 31, 2011
The job picture is looking a lot brighter for 2011--the best in three years. According to the latest survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers ( NACE ),...

Book Review: The Innovator's DNA

March 21, 2012
Clayton Christensen is perhaps most famous for identifying the concept of a disruptive innovation – a new technology that introduces new markets and new ways that people interact...

Book Review: Great Webinars

January 14, 2013
Need to create a jaw-dropping presentation? Cynthia Clay’s Great Webinars can help chemical engineers create presentations that are more captivating and informative.

Career Game-Changers

May 30, 2013
Searching for a job? Check out these tips for improving networking skills, interviewing, and for building solid negotiation techniques.

Are We Ready for Power Play?

August 3, 2010
I was introduced to this topic an year ago and since then employing it as I find it very interesting and useful. Organizational Politics and Power Play are considered as dirty...

Talking to Your Bo$$: Inventory

December 8, 2010
Why does your bo$$ talk about things like inventory control when he asks you about operating costs? Inventory is the aggregate of items that are either held for sale in the...

Upcoming Local YP Section Events

January 4, 2012
Upcoming Events for the Chicago, Northern California, South Texas and Puget Sound Young Professionals Sections

The History of Science as a Modern London Tube Map

September 23, 2010
Crispian Jago, an IT consultant from Hampshire , England, is Science and Reason's most viscerally comic defender. He lampoons the world's religions and pseudo sciences from his...

Graduate School vs. Job Experience

February 28, 2012
Should you continue on for a master's degree? What about an MBA instead? Or maybe just plain work experience is the better route? If you've ever wondered what these options might...

Houston's SURGE Energy Accelerator Wants You!

December 11, 2012
Open to companies from all over the world, Surge is the only accelerator in the U.S. focused completely on energy software. It's now accepting applications for its second spring...

Dr. John McKetta, Jr. Honored at Spring Meeting

April 30, 2013
Numerous AIChE members from academia and industry gathered Monday evening to honor the lifelong achievements and contributions of Dr. John McKetta, Jr., whose career touched the...
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