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2017 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

June
2017
Salary Survey
Are you working in the right industry to make the most out of your chemical engineering degree? Ever wonder if other chemical engineers with the same experience level get paid more than you? Check out the results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey to find out which industry pays the most, how your salary stacks up to those of your peers, and the difference in salary between genders. Other factors explored in this year’s survey results include age, job function, supervisory responsibilities, and geographical location. Also, check out the benefits and health insurance packages being offered to chemical engineers.

Career Corner: Should You Get an MBA?

October
2016
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
In the April 2016 column, I wrote about transitioning to a career in sales engineering if you are drawn to the business side of chemical engineering. But what if you aspire to a senior management role or want to combine your technical smarts with...

Transforming Teams

July 1, 2016

A business classic on team building shares techniques for building strong teams and results.

Successfully Navigating in a New Career

May 18, 2016

Achieving success in your new job may require some skills that you did not learn in college. Take advantage of some advice here that's based on one chemical engineer's experiences as the new employee.

Ron Corn Discusses Ethylene "Mega Projects"

April 15, 2016

Sanjeev Kapur of Apex PetroConsultants interviews Ron Corn, senior vice president of Projects & Supply Chain for Chevron Phillips Chemical. Ron discusses "mega projects" which are those that represent expenditures of $1 billion or more.

Book Review: Open Innovation

March 1, 2016

Open innovation may be the latest buzzword, but it's value to chemical engineers goes well beyond a shiny new expression to toss about. Check out this review of one of the latest books dedicated to the subject.

Consider a Career in the Water Industry

January 20, 2016

Although not a traditional career route for chemical engineers, the water industry is a broad field that can offer both challenges and rewards.

A New Norm for the PhD Workforce?

November 20, 2015

Increasing number of young professionals pursuing PhDs far outstrips the number of tenure-track faculty positions available, making an academic career the exception today rather than the rule.

October 2015 CEP Preview

October 19, 2015

This month, CEP's main feature looks at a systems approach to environmental management and sustainability. You'll also find in this issue a look at Israel's chemicals industry, and tips and insights into becoming an independent consultant, plus much more.

Is a Nontraditional ChemE Career for You?

September 15, 2015

A chemical engineering degree makes you more than ready for a wide variety of careers, including those that are usually considered nontraditional.

How Green Is Your School?

August 12, 2015

Prospective college students interested in comparing colleges based on their commitment to environmentalism can look to Sierra Magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of Am

June 2015 CEP Preview

June 16, 2015

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.

Successfully Navigating in a New Career

May 13, 2015

Congratulations to those of you who are graduating this month! This is a monumental time in your life. If you already have a job lined up, you are ready to walk across the graduation stage and into your future career.

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." &nbs

Women in Chemical Technology: Sheri Oslick

January 14, 2015

Sheri Oslick is an attorney whose practice focuses on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Learn about her science background and the path she took to find her career.

2014 AIChE Gala

October 14, 2014

AIChE’s 2014 Gala will be held on Friday, December 5th, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. This year’s gala centers on the theme of engineering diversity.

Women in Chemical Technology: Takara Scott

September 30, 2014

Takara Scott says that when other kids wanted to play with Barbies and watch Power Rangers, she wanted to play with a microscope and watch science documentaries.

Lessons on Leading Change

June 6, 2014

What type of leader are you, and what are your strongest abilities? Learning to lead means understanding where your strengths as a leader lie so you can also learn to manage your weaknesses.

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 to help make the transition easier.

AIChE at USASEF: Doing Our Part for STEM Education

May 9, 2014

What’s a hydrogel? How do chemical engineers design mixers for viscous fluids such as chocolate? These and other questions were answered at the AIChE-sponsored booth at the recent 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) in Washington, D.C.

Your First Year as a Manager

May 1, 2014

If you are considering or have been offered a management position, how are things going to change for you? What is that first year going to be like? Dr. Jonathan Worstell outlined some answers to these questions and a framework for the transition of the new manager.

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