Bee the difference

Bee a chemical engineer

Clean water… fresh air… sustainable energy… lifesaving medicines. These are a few of the challenges chemical engineers are solving. And middle school is the perfect time to learn about this impactful, sought after, high-paying career.

What is chemical engineering?

For over a century, chemical engineers have been improving the world. From the development of smaller, faster computer chips to innovations in recycling, treating disease, cleaning water, and generating energy, their work touches every aspect of our lives.

Today, these science and engineering problem solvers are at the forefront of breakthroughs in medicine, biotechnology, microelectronics, advanced materials, energy, consumer products, manufacturing, and environmental solutions. They're also leading the way, with many starting their own innovative companies.

Meet a ChemE

Read about real life chemical engineers who are making a difference. Learn more about what inspired them, and what may inspire you, too!

Intergalactic Adventurer

Biomedical Pioneer

Skincare Superstars

Coloring Book Communicator

Explore Careers

There are a number of really cool jobs open to chemical engineers in almost any field that interests you.

The median annual wage for chemical engineers was $106,260 in May 2022.

Data & AI Leader

Data & AI Leader

Technology is transforming manufacturing and production. Imagine smart factories where machines talk to each other, robots work alongside humans, and data drives decision-making to make processes smarter, safer, and more efficient. You’ll harness the power of data and artificial intelligence to revolutionize how we produce goods and drive innovation.

Process Engineer

Process Engineer

Ever wonder how crude oil becomes refined, or how chemicals turn into life-saving medicines? It’s not magic. It’s chemical engineering. ChemEs design and improve the factories that make everything from fuel oil to vaccines. You’ll use your knowledge of chemicals and reactions to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Want to be a real life planet saver? As an environmental engineer, you’ll take on challenges like cleaning up pollution, designing sustainable products, and finding ways to use less energy. With your chemical engineering knowledge, it’s like being a superhero for the environment. Now that’s something to marvel at!

Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer

Love to come up with big ideas? Unleash your creativity and become a product development engineer. From innovative sports equipment to life-saving drugs, you’ll use your knowledge to design, test, and improve exciting products that make a big impact on people’s lives.

Food Process Engineer

Food Process Engineer

Love food and science? Then becoming a food process engineer could be perfect for you. You’ll use chemical engineering skills to design safe and efficient ways to produce all kinds of delicious food. From the lab to table, you’ll figure out how to keep food fresher longer –– and can even design the factories that make it.

Biopharmaceutical Engineer

Biopharmaceutical Engineer

Biopharmaceutical engineers use their knowledge of science and technology to create life-saving medicines, including vaccines that protect people from diseases. The pharmaceutical industry researches, develops, manufactures, and distributes medicines and medical treatments to improve health outcomes and treat various illnesses and conditions.

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