While a chemical engineer has the potential to work in academia, many choose to branch out for commercial business purposes. They can transform materials and chemicals into products that we use today, such as plastic-based synthetic products. A chemical engineer needs to have knowledge of mathematics and science as well as a knowledge of economics. There needs to be a solid knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology as well as a bachelor's degree to be a chemical engineer. Some positions require a master's degree to be obtained, too. The average salary is in the region of $98,340.
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