It's a Chain Reaction, Baby!

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Photo by Alex Kondratiev on Unsplash

Perhaps you have not thought about a degree in Chemistry. Chemistry can seem like an unfathomable ocean of numbers. However, it is fundamental to our understanding of the world. It is also instrumental in powering and building technology for the future. Many people who study chemistry continue on to careers in medical disciplines including, pharmacy, dental or veterinary school. Others are able to find a job quickly in laboratories around the country. The criminal justice system and the agricultural and construction industries are a few fields that utilize laboratory services regularly.

Jabil and AEL in Memphis, Oak Ridge near Knoxville, Technical Laboratories in Chattanooga, Nashville Chemical and Eastman in Kingsport are a sampling of chemical companies offering jobs and internships around Tennessee. Nearby schools that have acclaimed programs in chemistry are UT Chattanooga, University of Memphis, Tennessee State University, Rhodes College, UT Knoxville, and Austin Peay University. Almost all of these have student chapters of the American Chemical Society (ACS) or Clubs on campus. Joining these groups will help your resume in the future. Even if chemistry is not your passion, taking a class may open your eyes to how the world around you is working.