Young Professionals Point of View: An Alternate Route: Working Before Graduate School


Many students pursue a chemical engineering degree because of its versatility — allowing them to contribute across a broad range of subdisciplines. This flexibility is one reason that a bachelor’s in chemical engineering is more widely accepted as a terminal professional degree than a bachelor’s in chemistry or other physical science. Although chemical engineers may not necessarily need advanced degrees to enjoy lucrative employment, it is becoming increasingly common for young chemical engineering professionals to pursue further education to either secure a promotion or gain technical knowledge needed to enter a new area of interest.

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