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Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineers are the people responsible for the conception and they design the way a certain material is made, transformed, and transported. This is a vague definition because there are so many things a chemical engineer can do. The job is usually demanded by major corporations that handle, use, or make chemicals. These include agricultural companies, oil industries, drug companies, and many more. They will use math, physics, and economics to solve problems. Some Chemical engineers will invent ways to do things. Others make facilities. Chemical engineer will make facilities or scientific instruments. Some operate these facilities. Chemical engineers have made polymers, papers, dyes, drugs, plastics, fertilizer, foods, and petrochemicals. Chemical engineers will make materials from scratch or even invent less costly ways to make certain materials.

Success Stories Of Engineers

Besides all of the stuff mentioned in the earlier chapter, chemical engineers are responsible for a lot. A famous success story was Japanese Chemical engineer Koichi Tanka. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work on the molecule. He analyzed and identified large molecules. He was the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize since 1934. Tom Bacon was another famous chemical engineer. He is famous for his work in the mid-1900s for his invention of the hydrogen cell. This has been vital in everyday energy. President Kennedy even claimed that we would have never gotten to the moon without his contribution. If you ever wondered about the battery in your phone or computer you probably never thought about who invented it. It was made by Yoshio Nishi. This engineer at Sony invented the lithium ion battery. This can be found everywhere in everyday life.

Money, Money, Money

Being a chemical engineer is a job which isn’t easy. That is why the pay is pretty good. The average income for a chemical engineer is $90,300 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the many chemical engineers the lowest 10 percent made about $56,520 1) while the upper 10 percent made more than $139,670. These numbers vary though according to the specific job one would have. This can be seen in the table below.

Education

For most occupations an education is needed and this one surely isn’t different. Starting at the high school level it is a good move to take all of the science courses. These include physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, and anatomy. The younger you start the more it will benefit you. In most cases a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is necessary for the job. This is a simple 4 year course at the college level. Most colleges will offer a 5 year course in which the student will earn his or her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. The better the degree the better the job that you can apply for. A great thing for anyone studying chemical engineering is to join a cooperative program. This I where the student will work in the field. They could be working for other companies. This is great because I will give you hands on experience in order for you to graduate with a degree in chemical engineering.

Good Skills to Have

Some skills which are essential for any chemical engineer include:

  • Analytical Skills: They have to figure out why things don’t work. They also have to be able to ask the right questions
  • Deductive-Reasoning Skills: They have to be able to apply what they have learned to what they are doing
  • Interpersonal Skills: They must be able to make good relationships with people who work on the manufacturing side of the material that is being made and good relationships with co-workers.
  • Math Skills: Calculus is constantly used in the work environment
  • Problem Sensitivity: They must be able to identify and stop problems that might arise. There is always a risk of putting someone’s life in harm’s way.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Many issues will come and it is important that the person can solve multiple issues at once.
  • Teamwork: A chemical engineer and the people who design certain systems will have to work together in order to have the process work

Outlook

The need for a chemical engineer usually depends on what is being manufactures. Chemical engineer isn’t too common of a job and that is why there aren’t too many of them. The occupation is only supposed to grow 6% since 2010 which is a small percentage compared to the average occupation which is 14% and the average engineering occupation which is 11%. That doesn’t mean that the occupation will not increase over time. There are many new technologies being introduced to the field. There is nanotechnology, alternative energies, and biotechnology. These different fields will most likely increase the demand for chemical engineers.

Licenses

A license isn’t common for most engineers but they do come in handy. A great on to get is a PE or Professional Engineer. These licenses require a degree from an engineering program by ABET, a good score on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE), good work experience, and a passing grade on the Professional Engineering Exam (PE). A PE can be taken right out of college. When they get the PE they are considered an engineer in training. It’s not until they get a Practice in engineering that they are considered full blown engineers.

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